Hypotensive and Antioxidant Constituents of Stem Wood of Bombax ceiba

  • Sadia Zikr-ur-Rehman
  • Muhammad Ali VersianiEmail author
  • Rubeena Saleem
  • Farzana Sadaf
  • Aisha Azmat
  • Mohammad Ahmad
  • Ahsana Dar
  • Shaheen Faizi

Bombax ceiba L. (syn. Bombax malabaricum DC.), also known as the silk cotton tree, belongs to the family Bombacaceae. It is widely distributed in the Indo-Pak sub-continent and Northern Australia and Africa [1, 2, 3]. The plant is traditionally used for the treatment of various ailments such as diarrhea, gonorrhea, chronic cystitis, catarrhal inflammation, bladder ulceration, influenza, fever [3], gastrointestinal and skin diseases, gynecological and urogenital disorders, general debility, diabetes, asthma, rheumatism, and impotence [4]. B. ceiba has also been reported to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-HIV, hepato-protective, hypotensive, antioxidant, stimulant, astringent, hemostatic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, cardiotonic, antidysenteric, and antipyretic activities [2, 5]. In view of these promising activities and important applications of B. ceibain human health, we aimed to investigate its chemical constituents and their hypotensive and antioxidant activities. Hypertension, which is...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sadia Zikr-ur-Rehman
    • 1
  • Muhammad Ali Versiani
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rubeena Saleem
    • 3
  • Farzana Sadaf
    • 4
  • Aisha Azmat
    • 5
  • Mohammad Ahmad
    • 6
  • Ahsana Dar
    • 1
  • Shaheen Faizi
    • 1
  1. 1.International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, H.E.J. Research Institute of ChemistryUniversity of KarachiKarachiPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and TechnologyKarachiPakistan
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryJinnah University for WomenKarachiPakistan
  4. 4.Faculty of PharmacyHamdard UniversityKarachiPakistan
  5. 5.Department of Physiology, Faculty of MedicineUmm-Al-Qura University MakkahMeccaSaudi Arabia
  6. 6.Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of PharmacyUmm Al Qura UniversityMakkahSaudi Arabia

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