Abstract Seeds of Corchorus capsularis contained cardiac glycosides, corchorin, corchortoxin helveticoside, corchoroside A and B, biosides, olitoriside, erysimoside, strophantidol glycosides, oliogosaccaride and olitoriside; while leaves contained flavonoids, triterpenes, saponins, glucoside, capsularin steroids and many other secondary metabolites. The pharmacological studied revealed that te plant possessed cardiac, antioxidant, antiinflammmatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antimicrobial, insecticidal and many other pharmacological effects. This review was designed to highlight the chemical constituents and pharmacological effects of Corchorus capsularis.
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