A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON ANNONA RETICULATAAbstract
Indian literatures like Ayurveda and various ancient literatures have stated herbal remedies for a number of human ailments. Annona reticulata which is commonly known as bullock’s-heart in English and Ramphal in Hindi and Marathi is having various pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, anticancer, analgesic and CNS depressant, antimalarial, anthelmintic, in syphilis and few more. Some compounds have been isolated and reported from the extract of various parts of the plant possessing good pharmacological activity. The studies performed on the seed and root extract also evidenced that the same compounds causes cell death in various cancer cell lines. This review article is a sincere effort to put forward the medicinal importance and botanical, phytochemical, pharmacological details of the plant.
Shital S. Chavan*, Prashant B. Shamkuwar , Manoj G. Damale and Deepak P. Pawar
Government College of Pharmacy, Govt. Polytechnic campus, thiba palace road, Ratnagiri-415 612, Maharashtra, India
11 August, 2013
10 October, 2013
29 November, 2013
01 January, 2014