PHARMACOGNOSTICAL EVALUATION AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF AVERRHOA CARAMBOLA LEAFAbstract
Herbal medicine and their application have always been the basis forman`s curiosity from the time immemorial. Averrhoa carambola is one of the best Indian cooling medicine. It is believed to be responsible for its sweet or sour taste, of which most of the members are traditional it reported remedies to disease in rural India. However, proper justification and validation of their traditional practice are lacking. Averrhoa carambola traditionally known as “kamrakh” and commonly known as star fruit because of its peculiar shape. It was widely in Ayurveda preparations of its fruits and leaves are used to pacify impaired kapha, pitta, skin diseases, pruritis, worm infestations, diarrhea, vomiting, hemorrhoids, intermittent fever, over-perspiration and general debility. The medicinal properties of Averhoa carambola includes anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hypotensive, anthelmintic, antioxidant, anti-ulcer, hypocholesterolemic, hypolipidimic, antimicrobial and antitumor activities. Hence we intented to explore a comprehensive account of pharmacognostical and phytochemical updated profile.
N. L. Gowrishankar, Shanthasheela *, Farseena, Raheesulmubashireen, Rameesa, Shahanasherin and Sinara
Department of Pharmacognosy, Prime College of Pharmacy, Palakkad, Kerala, India.
15 April, 2018
10 June, 2018
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01 August, 2018