Rakesh N. Chaudhari, Amit Kumar Jain, Vivekanand K. Chatap
Rakesh N. Chaudhari1*, Amit Kumar Jain2, Vivekanand K. Chatap3
1Research Scholar, Faculty of Pharmacy, B.R. Nahata College of Pharmacy, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur, MP – 458001.
2Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, B.R. Nahata College of Pharmacy, Mandsaur University, Mandsaur, MP – 458001.
3Assistant Professor, H.R. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur, Tal. Shirpur, Dist. Dhule.
Volume - 15,
Issue - 6,
Year - 2022
Muntingia, or Jamaica Cherry, is a small, rapidly growing tree at full maturity that can reach up to 40 ft tall. The soft leaves are evergreen, with alternative phyllotaxy. The leaves on top are dark green and underneath are light green. The small, white flowers are centered with yellow stamens. The small, round fruits are abundant, and have a red or yellow color depending on the variety. The fruits are raw edible or made into jam. The fruit had a potent anti-inflammatory action. The flowers, made into medicinal teas, are antiseptic and antispasmodic. The Muntingia calabura (M. Calabura) leaves exhibited anti-proliferative and antioxidant potential activities. The present Muntingia research is to provide a description of the common applications and pharmacological potential. In conclusion, this review is hoped to serve as an incentive for others to further explore the pharmacological potential of M. calabura is designed to develop as a new therapeutic agent.
Cite this article:
Rakesh N. Chaudhari, Amit Kumar Jain, Vivekanand K. Chatap. An Overview on Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Traditional aspects of Muntingia calabura. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(6):2814-0. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00470
Rakesh N. Chaudhari, Amit Kumar Jain, Vivekanand K. Chatap. An Overview on Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Traditional aspects of Muntingia calabura. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(6):2814-0. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00470 Available on: https://www.rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-15-6-74
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