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Nyctanmthes arbotristis (N. Arbotristis) is a multipotent traditional Indian medicinal herb widely used in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy treatment systems. It has caught the eye of the scientific community for its medicinal in the folklore for ailments like wound healing, malaria, menstruation, bronchitis, chronic fever, rheumatism, obstinate sciatica, stomachic, astringent, liver, biliary and skin disorders. The primary goal of this review is to discuss the potential pharmacological activity of NAT that has been explored till date. The phytochemicals like flavonol glycosides, benzoic acid, friedeline, essential oils, glucose, tannic acid, carotene, oleanic acid, and lupeol were isolated from various parts of NAT including seeds, leaves, flowers, bark, fruits etc. Furthermore, these phytochemicals were reported to have significant medicinal properties significant hair tonic, hepatoprotective, and anti-leishmaniasis, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-pyretic, anti-histaminic, anti-malarial, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory anti- cancer and anti-oxidant activities.