Monograph on Premna serratifolia Linn.
Pp. 204-212 (9)
Smitha Rani, T.N.K. Suriyaprakash and S. Lakshmana Prabu
Millions of people all over the world are using herbal medicines from
thousands of years, due to their great interest in traditional medicines and they believe
that herbal medicines are effective for the treatment of certain diseases. Premna
serratifolia L. is an important medicinal shrub used in traditional system of medicines
as antidiabetic, cardio tonic, antibiotic, anti-coagulant, carminative, hepatoprotective,
anti-tumor etc. The different parts of the plant like leaves, stem, stem barks, root, root
barks and wood have been used for extraction purpose. The chemical constituents or
secondary metabolites found are mainly alkaloids, terpenoids, phenolic compounds,
flavanoids and amino acids. The study suggests that the plant Premna serratifolia L. is a
potent source for phytomedicine development in the future.
Premna, verbenaceaec, antihypertensive, cardiac stimulant,
Department of Pharmaceutics, Al Shifa College of Pharmacy, Perintalmanna, Kerala - 679 322, India.