Thespesia populnea: An Ethnomedicinal, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Review

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Author(s): Ashish Vishwakarma, Poonam Arora*, Mahaveer Dhobi*

Journal Name: The Natural Products Journal


Article ID: e160921188996
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Abstract:

Thespesia populnea, family, Malvaceae, commonly known as paras pipal and Indian tulip tree, is widely distributed in coastal forests of India and south-eastern areas. The plant is medicinally used for the treatment of numerous diseases including cutaneous infections, brain and liver disorders.The review summarizes all the information related to botanical characteristics, traditional uses, chemical components and biological activities of T. populnea, in order to exploit therapeutic potential of this plant.x.The available information about T. populnea was collected through the online search on Web of Science, PubMed, Science Direct, Springer and Google Scholar. T. populnea is widely explored concerning its phytochemistry and biological activities. Amongst all phytoconstituents present in Thespesia, sesquiterpenes and phenolic compounds are major bioactive ingredients in plant. Experimental studies show that these compounds exhibit a wide range of biological activities including anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, analgesic, wound healing, anti-alzheimer, anti-ulcer and anti-psoriasis in in vitro and in vivo animal studies.To sum up, the plant, T. populnea, possess high medicinal and social value, that deserves further investigation. T. populnea is promising plant to be utilized in the development of pharmaceutical drug products. However, there is a lack of scientific studies to confirm its ethnopharmcological uses. In addition, further studies on isolation of bioactive molecules and their pharmacological studies are recommended that could be of great significance towards clinical application of this plant.

Keywords: Thespesia populnea, malvaceae, paras pipal, flavonoids, sesquiterpenes, anti-Alzheimer’s

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Article ID: e160921188996
Published on: 10 December, 2020
(E-pub Ahead of Print)
DOI: 10.2174/2210315510999201210142313
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