AN UPDATE OF PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF PSIDIUM GUAJAVA IN THE TREATMENT OF VARIOUS DISEASESAbstract
Psidium guajava is a small medicinal tree that is native to South America and Brazil is among the world’s top producers and most of the country’s production is destined for the food industry. It is popularly known as guava and has been used traditionally as a medicinal plant throughout the world for a number of diseases. It contains important phytoconstituents such as tannins, triterpenes, flavonoid: quercetin, pentacyclic triterpenoid, guajanoic acid, saponins, carotenoids, lectins, leucocyanidin, ellagic acid, amritoside, beta-sitosterol, uvaol, oleanolic acid and ursolic acid. It is one of the valuable plant in the Myrtaceae family. Psidium guajava which was reported the antibacterial, anti-diarrhoeal, antihyperglycemic, anti-malarial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antioxidant activity etc. The present review is an attempt to generate interest among the masses regarding its immense potential in preventing and treating several common diseases.
R. K. Bijauliya*, S. Alok, M. Kumar, D. K. Chanchal, M. Sabharwal and R. D. Yadav
Department of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Pharmacy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
18 June, 2017
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