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Fernandoa Adenophylla: A review of its Phytochemistry, Traditional and Pharmacology use and Future Aspects

[ Vol. 7 , Issue. 3 ]


Anushma Chorsiya*, Manju Vyas Singh and Shaik Khasimbi   Pages 347 - 353 ( 7 )


Fernandoa adenophylla (Heterophragma adenophyllum), commonly known as Dhopa- phali, Ziron, Mostan-phul, Lotum-poh and Karen wood of family Bignoniaceae, has been used traditionally for snakebite (Morigaon district of Assam, India), hemorrhoids and constipation (Chakma tribe, Bangladesh) and skin disorder (Thai traditional medicine). This review covers pharmacognostic, phytochemical, and pharmacological as well as the traditional aspects of the plant and enlightens possible pharmacological activities Received: that can be assessed in the future. Fernandoa adenophylla has been reported to constitute potent phytochemicals like novel napthaquinones, their derivatives (dilapachone, adenophyllone, peshwaraquinone, lapachol, and indadone) and triterpenoids (β-sitosterol, β-amyrin, ursolic acid, and oleanolic acid) which have potential pharmacological activities that have been assessed and reported. The Crude extract of Fernandoa adenophylla has already been tested for pharmacological properties like antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-TB, and antihypertensive and leishmanicidal activities. Since not many researches have been carried out on Fernandoa adenophylla, it paves way for researchers to explore its potential in the field of medicinal plants.


Fernandoa adenophylla, heterophragma adenophyllum, hapalophargma adenophylla, spathodea adenophylla, pharmacology , phytochemistry , bignoniaceae.


Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, New Delhi-110017, Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi-110017, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi-110017

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