PubMed | a Parasitology Research Laboratory
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Natural product research | Year: 2016
Clerodendrum viscosum is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world particularly in India. Extracts from different parts of the plant have been used elaborately in Ayurveda and Unani for treating different illness. Many phytochemicals were isolated from various parts of the plant, but their pharmacological potentials have not been largely explored. This review focuses on all these aspects of the plant keeping in view the cultural and traditional acceptability of its medicinal use. Its toxicological data are limited and require investigation to address for safety issues prior to recommendating for pharmaceutical use.