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Abstract

GAJPEEPAL (SCINDAPSUS OFFICINALIS FRUIT): AN ANATOMICAL & PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEW

*Nikhil Shrivastava, Rajendra Singh Baghel, Satyendra Singh Baghel, Preeti Agrawal, Sarlesh Rajput

Shriram College of Pharmacy, S.R.G.O.C. Campus , AB Expressway Banmore, Morena, M.P., India

ABSTRACT

The plant Scindapsus officinalis (Roxb.) Schott fruits are widely used in many parts of India for the treatment of various diseases and ailments. It is one of the plants used in Indian system of medicine which belongs to family aracea. The plant of Scindapsus officinalis is large climber with areal roots growing on trees and rocks. The plant is growing in tropical parts of India. The fruit of Scindapsus officinalis is known as Gajpeepal in ayurveda. Gajpeepal consists of dried, transversely cut pieces of mature female spadix of Scindapsus officinalis (Fam. Araceae). It found all along the sub-Himalayan tract between an altitude of 330-1000 m in West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and the Andaman Islands. It has the significant antioxidant property due to presence of flavonoids and phenolic compound and have ability of cytoprotection due to antioxidant property. In this review we highlight the anatomical & histological properties of fruit of Scindapsus officinalis and the various pharmacological activities of plant which are proved like antioxidant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti histaminic, antibacterial by various authors.

Keywords: Scindapsus officinalis, Gajpeepal, anti inflammatory and Analgesic, anti oxidant, anti diabetic, anti histaminic.


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