A Review of Pongamia pinnata – An Important Medicinal Plant

  • Pramila Ghumare Anandrao Dhonde Alias Babaji Mahavidyalaya Kada. Dist. Beed.,India
  • D B Jirekar Anandrao Dhonde Alias Babaji Mahavidyalaya Kada. Dist. Beed.,India
  • Mazahar Farooqui Dr. Rafiq Zakeria College for women, Aurangabad, India
  • S D Naikwade K. S. K. College, Beed, India


Nature has been a good source of medicinal agent for thousands of years and an impressive number of modern drugs have been isolated from natural sources, many based on their use in traditional medicine. Pongamia pinnata commonly known as karanj and has been recognized in different traditional system of medicine for the treatment various diseases of human beings. Different parts of this plant are traditionally used for treatment of various ailment including bronchitis, whooping cough, rheumatism, diarrhoea, gonorrhoea and leprosy. Therefore present study reveals that comprehensive information of Pongamia pinnata with various scientifically documented pharmacologically activities, traditional uses along with its role in industry. 

Keywords: Pongamia pinnata
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Ghumare, P., D. B. Jirekar, M. Farooqui, and S. D. Naikwade. “A Review of Pongamia Pinnata – An Important Medicinal Plant”. Current Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 4, no. 2, June 2014, pp. 44-47, http://crpsonline.com/index.php/crps/article/view/121.
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