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Caesalpinia sappan – A medicinal and dye yielding plant

  title={Caesalpinia sappan – A medicinal and dye yielding plant},
  author={Shrishailappa Badami and Sudheer Moorkoth and Bhojraj Suresh},
Natural products have provided a variety of lead structures, which serve as templates for the development of new drugs. The water kept in Caesalpinia sappan Linn. (Sappan lignum) heartwood is being used in Kerala as herbal drinking water for its antithirst, blood purifying, antidiabetic, improvement of complexion and several other properties. The plant is also being used worldwide for a large number of traditional medicinal purposes. Modern day research confirms its cytotoxic, antitumor… 

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