Mesua ferrae linn:- A Review of the Indian Medical Herb

  title={Mesua ferrae linn:- A Review of the Indian Medical Herb},
  author={Amit Raj Sharma and Surbhi Sharma and Rohit and Naresh and Bharat Parashar},
  journal={Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy},
Plant kingdom provides us abundance of plant with various medicinal properties. Which can be used as Remedial agents for various health issues. Mesua ferrae Linn. (Clusiaceae) is a rare plant which is being used for its properties and effects like anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, blood purifier, expectorant, purgative, antiasthmatic etc. Mesua ferrae Linn. (Nagakesara), cobra’s saffron, is named after the heaviness of its timber and is mostly cultivated in tropical climates, consists foliage and… 

Review on Ethnobotany and Phytopharmacology on Mesua ferrea Linn

The phytochemical screening confirms the presence of phenyl coumarins, xanthones, triterpenoids, tannin and saponin as main constituents responsible for its biological activity.


This review highlights the general description, phytochemical profiling, traditional uses and proven pharmacological attributes of Mesua ferrea linn.

Medicinally Important Herbal Flowers in Sri Lanka

Traditional medicine systems prevailing in Sri Lanka have made use of these flowers with therapeutic effects to cure so many diseases, and it was revealed that there are many flowers with valuable therapeutic effects.

CNS Acting Potential of Natural Products with Special Reference to Family Solanaceae

Most of solanum plants contain steroidal glycosides and they exert the anti-seizure effect because of the solasodine, solmine, solamarginine etc. which inhibit the increment of sodium voltage ions which is responsible for the convulsion.

Mesua ferrea L. (Calophyllaceae) exerts therapeutic effects in allergic asthma by modulating cytokines production in asthmatic rats

Results of the study suggest a therapeutic potential of M. ferrea in allergic asthma that can be related to the ability of plants to attenuate the response of inflammatory cells and thereby, the production of inflammatory and proinflammatory cytokines in airways.

Bioactive Compounds in Underutilized Fruits and Nuts

The plant wealth of nature is abundant with fruits and nuts which are widely utilized and exploited as supplementary food sources and also for industrial products as well as for extracting medicines.

Extracts of Mesua Ferrea Linn, the natural Inhibitors of COVID-19 main protease: a computational quest

The coronavirus, known as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2), is accountable for the global epidemic disease COVID-19, and the use of off-label natural medicinal compounds may be effective remedy for this scourge.

The potentiation of beta-lactam and anti-bacterial activities of lipophilic constituents from Mesua ferrae leaves against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

M. ferrae is a promising natural source for the discovery of new anti-MRSA lead compounds, and both compounds demonstrated synergism with β-lactam antibiotics against S. aureus and MRSA.



Volatile oils of Mesua ferrea (L.) from Assam, India

The essential oils from the bark, leaves, buds, and flowers (full bloom) of Mesua ferrea Linn.

Antibacterial potentiality of Mesua ferrea Linn. flowers

The antibacterial efficacy of the methanol extract of whole flowers of Mesua ferrea Linn was studied against various strains of bacteria and could reduce the viable count of the strain Sulmonella typhimurium ATCC 6539 in liver, spleen and heart blood of the extract treated challenged mice.

Inhibition of Iron Induced Lipid Peroxidation and Antioxidant Activity of Indian Spices and Acacia In Vitro

Cobra’s saffron and Acacia showed the highest antioxidant activity, probably due to the higher polyphenol content as compared to other test samples, and showed strong reducing power and superoxide radical scavenging activity.

Anti-inflammatory and C.N.S. depressant activities of xanthones from Calophyllum inophyllum and Mesua ferrea

None of the xanthones had any analgesic, antipyretic and anticonvulsant activities, and the degranulating effect of compound 48/80, diazoxide and Won-X-100 on rat peritoneal mast cells in vitro war not prevented.