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Phytochemistry and Therapeutic Potential of Acacia ferruginea: A Systematic Review

Background: Medicinal plants have a proven and promising role in the cure of various diseases. The aim of this mini review is to document the therapeutic effect and phytochemical prospects of one of the traditionally important Acacia plant species called Acacia ferruginea.

Methods: Information on Acacia ferruginea was collected from various electronic databases like Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science, Science Direct, Scopus.

Result: The presence of flavonoids, alkaloids, phenolics, tannins, saponins has been ascertined by qualitative and quantitative analysis. The antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antihaemorrhoidal, larvicidal activities of the plant have been documented. It is found that the bark of the plant is much investigated.0

Discussion and Conclusion: Documentation of Acacia ferruginea is needed due its potential in healing tropical diseases. The authors emphasize the need for future in-depth research to investigate the pharmacological activity, safety and clinical efficacy. Very limited information on this plant is available in the literature and validation regarding its chemical constituents is also needed to standardize its extracts and to evaluate its clinical applications.

Author(s): Jeevitha M, Shubashini K Sripathi

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