Genus salacia: A Comprehensive Review


  • The Oxford College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560078, India


Salacia sps (Family: Celastraceae / Hippocrateaceae) is an important source of chemicals of immense medicinal and pharmaceutical importance such as salacinol, mangiferin and kotanalol which are effective as antidiabetic, antiobese, hepatoprotective, hypolipidemic and antioxidant agent. Hence, this review considers the importance of the genus Salacia and an attempt is made to present macroscopical, phytochemical and pharmacological activities of the genus Salacia.


Salacia sps, Macroscopical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological Activity.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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