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As an ancient source of medication plant as a medicinal plants were used since from prehistoric period. Mallotus philippensis is the one of the most mysterious plant, it is commonly known as kamala tree (or) kumkum tree (or) red kamala belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae distributed both tropical and subtropical region of the old world with 150 species of medium sized perennial shrub or small dioecious tree. It is used in traditional medicine for treatment of various disease including anticancer, anti fertility, anti inflammatory, anti oxidant, hepatoprotective, anti cestodal, anti leukaemic and antidiabetic activity. The purpose of this review highlights the ethnobotanical, physiocochemical and pharmacological research of mallotus philippensis and to investigate its therapeutical effectiveness, which might be helpful for researchers to scientifically validate its uses. Furthermore, to isolate the new bioactive phytoconstituents responsible for its claimed ethnobotanical uses.


Mallotus Philippensis Ethnobotany Pharmacology Pharmacognosy Kamala

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Sumithira G, Mugundhan D, Manokaran S, Kalaiselvan D, Divya PK, & Priya K. (2022). Mallotus Philippensis Mull.Arg: A review on Ethnobotany, Physiocochemical Properties and Pharmacological studies. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 11(2), 85-96.


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