The therapeutic uses of Putranjiva roxburghii: Review Article
Author(s): Dr. Ruchi Pandey and Dr. Beena Tewari Fulara
Abstract: Putranjiva roxburghii wall (Putranjivaceae) commonly known as Putranjiva is an evergreen tree of the Euphorbiaceous family, found in tropical Asia. Putranjiva roxburghii is an evergreen tree with drooping branches, corky bark coriaceous leaves and dioeciously flowers. Plant parts such as leaves, bark, roots, flowers, fruits and seeds have an effect on living organisms; the bioactive components present in the plant can be utilized in a number of ways and play a significant role in our everyday life. Its bark is mainly used for making decorative items. The bark and the seeds are used as an antidote in the treatment of snake bites. The paste of seeds of Putranjiva roxburghii is applied on the forehead to check pain. Besides, seed paste can be used in the treatment of various diseases like elephantiasis, constipation, ophthalmic, semen disorders, infertility and diseases of the female genital. The leaves are used in treating illness, phlegm, skin ailment, aridity and are also helpful in curing rheumatism. The leaf extracts and bio-oil extracted from seeds are mostly utilized in Ayurveda, herbal and Unani medications. Putranjiva roxburghii possess anti-oxidant, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory activities. Aim of the study: Putranjiva roxburghii, Wall is herbal medicine is an ancient form of medicine that has been used Putranjiva roxburghii, Wall is a traditional herbal remedy that has been used by humans for thousands of years. The plant, seed, root bark, and leaves have various traditional medicinal values. The main aim of the study is to discuss about the various activities of Putranjiva roxburghii, Wall mentioned in Ayurvedic classic. The present paper focus on the beneficial role of Puranjevak drug in daily life of human beings.