Terminalia chebula: A Review

Arzoo Pannu, Asma Praveen, Shikha Goswami


Terminalia chebula is a medicinal plant widely distributed throughout India, Burma and Srilanka. It is called as black Myrobalan, ink tree or chebulinic myrobalan; belonging to the Combretaceae family. T.chebula is the ‘king of medicine’ in Tibet and it has been extensively used in Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathic system of medicine. T.chebula has been extensively used in the preparation of many ayurvedic formulations for infectious disease like chronic ulcer, leucorrhoea, skin disease etc.; and it always use as ayurvedic medication because of its extraordinary power of healing. Many number of chemical constituents have been found from plant extract that include Tannins, chebulinic acid, gallic acid, ascorbic acid, ellagic acid, flavonoids etc. Due to the presence of these medicinal compound has been well reported to possess many pharmacological activities. This review article has been designed to explain the phytochemistry, pharmacognostic characters, Botanical description and pharmacological activities related with T.chebula.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24018/10.24018/iijmps.2018.v1i1.22


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