PHARMACOGNOSTICAL EVALUATION AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF AVERRHOA CARAMBOLA LEAFAbstract
Herbal medicine and their application have always been the basis of for man’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 knew 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, diarrhoea, vomiting, hemorrhoids, intermittent fever, over-perspiration, and general debility. The medicinal properties of Averhoa carambola include anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hypotensive, anthelmintic, antioxidant, anti-ulcer, hypocholesterolemic, hypolipidemic, antimicrobial and antitumor activities. Hence, we intended to explore a comprehensive account of pharmacognostic 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
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01 August 2018