A mini review on a Caralluma tuberculata N. E. Br. uncommon and wild succulents but having exciting pharmacological attributes

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Sobia Noreen


Caralluma tuberculata belongs to milky weed family Apocynaceae which upholds 424 genera. This natural medicinal plant is widely distributed in South Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Spain etc. Overall phytochemistry of Caralluma tuberculata is endowed with flurry of pharmacologically active constituents like pregnane glycosides and aglycones, flavanoid, saponins and titerpenes etc. Caralluma tuberculata and its various other species of this genus have been explored for their anti-inflammatory action, strong hypoglycemic and weight reduction effect, quite effective for rheumatoid arthritis, paralysis stomach disorders, abdominal pain, migraine, fever wound healing and cardiac problems. Present review focuses on the comprehensive profile of Caralluma tuberculata with respect to its highly valuable phytoconstituent along with their available pharmacological characteristics and therapeutic prospective.

Keywords: Caralluma tuberculata; Desert Succulents; Antidiabetic; Cancer; Obesity; Pharmacological



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