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Phytochemical constituents and biological activities of Erythrina indica

Faheem Amir (1,*) , Wan Sinn Yam (2) , Yen Chin Koay (3)

(1) School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
(2) School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
(3) School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
(*) Corresponding Author

Received: 06 May 2011 | Revised: 14 Jul 2011 | Accepted: 22 Jul 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2011 | Issue Date: December 2011


Erythrina indica commonly known as Coral tree has been widely used in Indian traditional medicine for treating common ailments such as asthma, arthritis, diarrhoea, fever, inflammation and leprosy. Certain phytochemical constituents such as: alkaloids, aliphatic fatty acids, alkaloids have also been reported. A wide range of medicinal formulations have been developed from E. indica that exhibit analgesic, antiarthritic, anti-hypertriglyceridemia, anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing effects. This review summarizes the phytochemical investigations and pharmacological activities of E. indica.



Erythrina indica; Alkaloids; Steroids; Anti-inflammatory; Anti-arthritic; Anti-hypertriglyceridemia

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Amir, F.; Yam, W.; Koay, Y. Eur. J. Chem. 2011, 2(4), 561-565. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.2.4.561-565.455
Amir, F.; Yam, W.; Koay, Y. Phytochemical constituents and biological activities of Erythrina indica. Eur. J. Chem. 2011, 2(4), 561-565. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.2.4.561-565.455
Amir, F., Yam, W., & Koay, Y. (2011). Phytochemical constituents and biological activities of Erythrina indica. European Journal of Chemistry, 2(4), 561-565. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.2.4.561-565.455
Amir, Faheem, Wan Sinn Yam, & Yen Chin Koay. "Phytochemical constituents and biological activities of Erythrina indica." European Journal of Chemistry [Online], 2.4 (2011): 561-565. Web. 11 Aug. 2020
Amir, Faheem, Yam, Wan, AND Koay, Yen. "Phytochemical constituents and biological activities of Erythrina indica" European Journal of Chemistry [Online], Volume 2 Number 4 (31 December 2011)

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