Researches done on Extra pharmacopoeial drugs (Anukta Dravyas) belonging to Terminalia Genus – A systematic review and Meta-analysis.

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Neha Gaonkar


The aim of this work was to systematically review and Meta-analyze the researches done on extra pharmacopoeial drugs (anukta dravyas) belonging to Terminalia genus. Terminalia is the second largest genus of family Combrataceae. Plants of the genus Terminalia are amongst the most widely used plants for traditional medicinal purposes worldwide. Many species are used for their antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antiviral, antidiarrhoeal, analgesic, antimalarial, anti oxidant, anti inflammatory and anticancer activities. Indeed, the Indian species Terminalia chebula is known as the king of plants in Ayurveda due to its broad range of medicinal uses. However, apart from the reported ethnopharmacological uses of many Terminalia species, surprisingly few studies have rigorously examined this important genus for their medical properties/mechanisms. The last decade has seen a large increase in the number of studies into the use of Terminalia species as therapeutic agents. Data collected till 2018, showed around 120 different databases, articles and researches done on medicinal properties of plants belonging to Terminalia species. It was observed that out of the 250 species of Terminalia genus, research work of 80 plants was done which claimed their potential as medicines.


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Gaonkar, N. (1). Researches done on Extra pharmacopoeial drugs (Anukta Dravyas) belonging to Terminalia Genus – A systematic review and Meta-analysis. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 7(4). Retrieved from
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