MORPHOLOGY, PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF SYZYGIUM CUMINI (LINN.) – AN OVERVIEWAbstract
Syzygium cumini (L.) is a widely used medicinal plant for the treatment of various ailments. The plant contains anthocyanins, glucoside, ellagic acid, isoquercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin as its chief active constituents. These active cons isoquercetin, kaempferol tituents impart multiple pharmacological activities to the plant which includes antidiabetic, anticancer, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and antidiarrhoeal activity. The present review presents specific information on botany, phytochemical constituents, traditional uses and pharmacological actions of S. cumini (L.). Further applications of Syzygium cumini (L.) in the field of novel drug delivery has been also elaborated in the review. Apart from its application in the treatment of various diseases there is need to explore chemical and toxicity concern of S. cumini (L.).
R. K. Bijauliya*, S. Alok, Man Singh and S. B. Mishra
Department of Pharmacognosy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
06 December, 2016
14 February, 2017
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01 June, 2017