Document Type : Original Article


1 Desh Baghat University Mandi Gobindgarh Punjab India.

2 International Institute of Business Studies Banglore, Airport Campus.


This review provides an overview of the medicinal plant Cordia myxa (Boraginaceae), its pharmacognostic profile, traditional uses, and various medicinal importance in various aspects of medicinal science and recent developments in novel drug delivery. Recent trend of people shifting to natural products from synthetic ones opens up numerous ways of research in the field of natural products in drug therapeutics. This shift provides a wide range of options for designing natural product-based drugs with minimal side effects. Cordia myxa is a rich source of alkaloids, resins, terpenoids, coumarins, gums, etc., providing a wide range of activities. Cordia myxa is being investigated in various aspects other than medicinal purposes, viz. nutritional, medical dressing, supplements, etc. Cordia myxa is an ethnomedicinal plant in different world regions, including India. Traditional people utilized it for various purposes, viz. respiratory issues, making pickles, an alternative to paper glue, dyspepsia, fever, etc. Cordia myxa revealed various chemical components, proving its medicinal importance. Evaluation of pharmacological and therapeutic activities confirmed the Cordia myxa plant's hypotensive, respiratory stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, diuretic and immunomodulatory properties. In this review, we summarized the available published information on Cordia myxa and also discussed the enormous potential to serve as a drug candidate.


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