Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines


Wrightia tinctoria (Roxb) R.Br. - An updated Review

Hygeia.J.D.Med.6 (1) 2014; 95-105.

S. Lakshmi Devi 1* and Madhu.C.Divakar 2


1. College of Pharmacy, SRIPMS, 395, Sarojini Naidu Road, Coimbatore - 641 044, Tamilnadu, India.
2. Directorate of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Drug Control, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman


Article History: Received: 20 December 2013,  revised: 12 January 2014, accepted: 10 February 2014, Available online: 3April 2014



Plan:The present study aims to facilitate an updated phytochemical and pharmacological activity study reports of various researchers pertaining to the plant Wrightia tinctoria.

Preface:Wrightia tinctoria (Roxb.) R. Br (Apocynaceae) is widely distributed in the plains and slopes of Shevaroy hills of Yercaud Town, situated in Salem district, Tamilnadu.  Wrightia tinctoria is extensively used in a number of traditional medicines.   

Outcome:Chemical constituents isolated from different parts ofthe plant W. tinctoria and their biological activities reported are summarized in this review.

Keywords: Wrightia tinctoria. Biological activities, Phytoconstituents


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Rid:C-3285-2012  , C-2923-2012


Citation: S. Lakshmi Devi* and Madhu.C. Divakar. Wrightia tinctoria (Roxb) R.Br. - An updated Review.Hygeia.J.D.Med 2014; 6(1):95-105.Available from http://www.hygeiajournal.com / Article ID- Hygeia.J.D.Med/126/14. DOI:10.15254/H.J.D.Med.6.2014.126


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This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.


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