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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  10

Year :  2014

Pages :   1184-1186

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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A Review on Medicinal Properties of Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb.ex G. Don. (Elaeocarpaceae)



Address:   Gaurav Kumar1,2, Loganathan Karthik1, Kokati Venkata Bhaskara Rao1*
1Molecular and Microbiology Research Laboratory, Environmental Biotechnology Division, School of Bio Sciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu - 632 014, India
2School of Life Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur- 302025, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb. (E. ganitrus) is an evergreen tree belongs to the family Elaeocarpaceae. E. ganitrus is an important medicinal plant in traditional medication system and mainly used to cure nervous system related disorders. In recent past, E. ganitrus has been extensively studied for its medicinal properties by advance scientific techniques and a variety of bioactive compounds have been isolated from the different parts of the plant and were analyzed pharmacologically. E. ganitrushas been reported to exhibit antimicrobial, antiulcerogenic and antioxidant activity, in addition the plant is reported to reduce pain and inflammation. In this review we have tried to summarize the traditional and scientific information available about the morphology, distribution, phytochemistry and medicinal properties of E. ganitrus.
KEYWORDS:
Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb., traditional medication system, antioxidant activity.
Cite:
Gaurav Kumar, Loganathan Karthik, Kokati Venkata Bhaskara Rao. A Review on Medicinal Properties of Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb.ex G. Don. (Elaeocarpaceae). Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(10): Oct. 2014 Page 1184-1186.
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