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A Review on Ethnopharmacology of Tectona grandis

. Gururaja MP, Shilpa K, Himanshu Joshi


Medicinal plants constitute an important natural wealth of a country. They play a significant role in providing primary health care services to rural people. Herbs are used to treat or prevent a range of health problems. Although the high technology approaches of conventional medicine are especially useful for acute disease treatment and emergency care. Herbal medicines are more suitable for chronic ailment. Tectona grandis is one of the important medicinal plant. The name tectone is said by benthall to be derived from greek 'tectone' meaning a carpenter,   'grandis' meaning large and refers to the size of the plant. Tectona grandis Linn is a tree of commercial important distributed in south east Asia. Commonly known as “sagwn”, “jati”, belongs to the family Verbeceae. These plants  have an ayurvedic function such as anti-bronchitis, scabbiest, diarrhoea, leucoderm, laxative, and expectorant. Tectona grandis Linn. (Verbenaceae)  is a large deciduous tree. Considering the medicinal importance of Tectona grandis Linn, this inculcated the need to review the ethnopharmacology of this pant.


Keywords: Tectona grandis Linn,  ayurvedic, anti-bronchitis, expectorant, ethnopharmacology

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