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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF


Vol. 9, Special Issue 4, Part A (2023)

A wonder tree: Ricinus communis

A wonder tree: Ricinus communis

Anita Chauhan and Priyanka Chaudhary
Nature has been an excellent source of therapeutic agents since the immemorial time. India is known as the world leader in castor seed and oil production and leads the international castor oil trade. Plant-based compounds are of great interest for discovering a drug for the particular disease. Due to varied pharmacological activities of plants as tested by using the plant crude extracts, the screening and selection of lead candidates for drug development from medicinal plants have come into effect. Castor bean, Ricinus communis L. is a species of flowering plant in the family, Euphorbiaceae, which contains a vast number of plants mostly native to the tropics. Castor plant has high traditional and medicinal value. The activity of the plant possess the important phytochemical constituents like flavonoids, saponins, glycosides, alkaloids and steroids etc. The aim of this paper is to explain the details of phyto-pharmacological properties of Ricinus communis for the future.
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How to cite this article:
Anita Chauhan, Priyanka Chaudhary. A wonder tree: Ricinus communis. Int J Appl Res 2023;9(4S):06-08.
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