PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEW OF AEGLE MARMELOS CORR. FRUITSAbstract
Aegle marmelos Corr. (Rutaceae), commonly known as Bael, Bengal Quince is a tree of Indian origin, well known from pre- historic time. Utilization of bael fruit in day-to-day life has a great nutritional, environmental as well as commercial importance. All the parts of this tree including stem, bark, root, leaves, fruit and seeds at all stages of maturity has medicinal virtues and has been used in Ethno-medicine to exploits its medicinal properties including antidiarroheal, antidysentric, antipyretic and anti inflammatory activities. Compounds purified from bael fruit have been proven to have biological potential against several diseases like diabetes, gastric ulcer and hyperlipidaemia. It should also be indicated that the therapeutic activities of few isolated constituents have also proven to possess antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and radioprotective activities. Thus the purpose of this abstract is to explore the pharmacological potential of some crude extracts of bael fruit.
D. Gupta*, P. P. John, Kumar Pankaj, R. Kaushik and R. Yadav
Department of Pharmacy, Ram-Eesh Institute of Vocational and Technical Education, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradsh, India
16 April, 2011
22 June, 2011
28 July, 2011
01 August, 2011