A REVIEW ON PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL POTENTIAL OF ARECA CATECHU L. SEEDAbstract
Arecanut seed has been used for medicinal properties more than 2000 years in South Asian countries. In fact, various pharmacological activities have been found in the arecanut seed extract or its constituents. Prevention of oxidative stress induced diseases is an urgent problem in all over the world. Traditional use of the plant for medicinal properties is to be documented for their possible use as future medicines or drugs. There is a need for identifying native natural plant sources to acquire to their recognized medicinal properties, which may widen them to use as new therapeutics for various diseases. In the present article, it has been described about usefulness of arecanut as an herbal drug and its therapeutics application prospects.
M. Senthil Amudhan*, V Hazeena Begum and K. B. Hebbar
Division of Biochemistry, Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Regional Station, Vittal-574 243, Karnataka, India
18 July, 2012
13 September, 2012
20 October, 2012