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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 133-137

Some pharmacological actions of Pongamia pinnata Linn (Karanja)


C.D.R.S. Pharmacological Units, Department of Pharmacology, Medical college, Trivandrum 695 011, India

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N R Pillai
C.D.R.S. Pharmacological Units, Department of Pharmacology, Medical college, Trivandrum 695 011
India
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Ste, bark of pongamia pinnata, a medicinal tree of importance in Ayurveda has been subjected to various pharmacological studies using the aqueous extract in different dose levels. The aqueous extract of bark exhibited significant CNS sedative and antipyretic effects in experimental animals. But there was no effect on cardiovascular system, through it showed antispasmodic effects on smooth muscle (invitro). These observations are presented here.


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