Pharmacology of Natural Products: An recent approach on Calotropis gigantea and Calotropis procera

Pharmacology of Natural Products: An recent approach on Calotropis gigantea and Calotropis procera

Introduction: Since ancient times, people have used medicinal plants to treat varied diseases. Medicinal plants are the important source of drugs, and many of them that are currently available in the pharmaceutical market are obtained from plant sources. Calotropis gigantea and Calotropis procera ar...

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Translated title: Farmacología de productos naturales: un enfoque reciente en Calotropis gigantea y Calotropis procera
Journal Title: Ars Pharmaceutica
First author: Shripad M. Bairagi
Other Authors: Prashant Ghule;
Rit Gilhotra
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Language: English
Get full text: https://revistaseug.ugr.es/index.php/ars/article/view/7276
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Ars Pharmaceutica; Vol 59, No 1 (Year 2018).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30827/ars.v59i1.7276
Publisher: Universidad de Granada
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - NoComercial - CompartirIgual (by-nc-sa)
Categories: Health Sciences --> Pharmacology --AMP-- Pharmacy
Abstract: Introduction: Since ancient times, people have used medicinal plants to treat varied diseases. Medicinal plants are the important source of drugs, and many of them that are currently available in the pharmaceutical market are obtained from plant sources. Calotropis gigantea and Calotropis procera are small shrub, which are used conventionally to treat many diseases such as cancer, diabetes and intestinal disease in African and Asian countries. There have been always an increased focus on primary health care: basic health care which is effective and affordable by developing countries. Objective: This paper aims to review the pharmacological and pharmacognostical features of Calotropis gigantea and Calotropis procera Method: Brief review on recent literature carried out using Scopus, Google scholar. Result and Discussion: Several studies provide evidence of their antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal, anticonvulsant, anti-malarial, hepatoprotective, antitumor, antimicrobial and anti-nociceptive properties. Conclusion: Species of Calotropis not widely recognized showed different pharmacological actions, due to the presence of effective secondary metabolites.
Translated abstract: Introducción: Desde la antigüedad, las personas han utilizado plantas medicinales para tratar diversas enfermedades. Las plantas medicinales son la fuente importante de los fármacos, y muchas de ellas, que están actualmente disponibles en el mercado farmacéutico, se obtienen de fuentes vegetales. Calotropis gigantea y Calotropis procera son arbustos pequeños que se utilizan convencionalmente para tratar muchas enfermedades como el cáncer, la diabetes y las enfermedades intestinales en países africanos y asiáticos. Siempre se ha prestado una mayor atención a la Atención Primaria de salud: la atención básica de la salud es eficaz y asequible para los países en desarrollo. Objetivos: Este trabajo tiene como objetivo revisar las características farmacológicas y farmacognosóticas de Calotropis gigantea y Calotropis procera. Método: Breve revisión de la literatura reciente realizada utilizando Scopus, Google scholar. Resultado y discusión: Varios estudios proporcionan evidencia de sus propiedades antioxidantes, analgésicas, antiinflamatorias, antidiarreicas, anticonvulsivas, antipalúdicas, hepatoprotectoras, antitumorales, antimicrobianas y anti-nociceptivas. Conclusión: Especies de Calotropis no ampliamente reconocido mostraron diferentes acciones farmacológicas, debido a la presencia de metabolitos secundarios efectivos.