Lucknow Model College of Pharmacy, Lucknow, UP, India.
Delonix regia, commonly known as Royal Poinciana or Flame Tree, is an ornamental plant that has piqued scientific interest due to its potential medicinal properties. This abstract provides a concise overview of the key aspects covered in the comprehensive review paper on D. regia. It highlights the plant's historical significance, botanical characteristics, emergence as a subject of scientific inquiry, and the scope of exploration within the review. With a history of use in traditional medicine systems and a striking appearance characterized by vivid red and orange flowers, D. regia has captured human attention for generations. Its presence spans tropical and subtropical regions globally, making it a prominent element of landscapes and urban environments. Scientific interest in D. regia is motivated by its complex phytochemical composition, which includes flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, terpenoids, and phenolic acids. These compounds underpin the plant's potential pharmacological activities and form the basis for exploring its therapeutic applications. This review embarks on a comprehensive journey through the world of D. regia, delving into its phytochemistry, diverse pharmacological activities, and potential therapeutic applications. From its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects to wound healing and possible anti-cancer properties, the plant's versatile properties are explored. The paper underscores the significance of bridging traditional wisdom and contemporary scientific inquiry, aiming to unlock the potential of D. regia for enhancing human health and well-being. In conclusion, Delonix regia serves as a captivating case study of the intricate relationship between nature and medicine. Its potential to contribute to the advancement of modern healthcare and wellness is underscored by its historical context, botanical characteristics, and emerging scientific insights. The exploration of D. regia stands as an emblem of the unending quest to harness nature's gifts for the betterment of human lives.
Shashank Tiwari, Shreya Talreja, Delonix regia's Potential Health Benefits: Investigating the Medicinal Wonder, Int. J. in Pharm. Sci., 2023, Vol 1, Issue 8, 223-231. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8280328