Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2013)
Pharmacognostic Standards for Mimusops elengi Linn - A Review
Author(s): Rakesh S Shivatare1, Ramesh S. Deoda1, Prasad V Kadam1, Hanumant U Bhusnar1, Nupura S. Narappanawar1, Manohar J Patil
Abstract: Medicinal plants are nature′s gift to human beings to make disease free healthy life, and play a vital role to preserve our health. They are believed to be much safer and proven elixir in the treatment of various ailments. Pharmacognostic studies of crude drug plays a very important role in identification, purity and quality of crude drugs. The Mimusops elengi Linn.commonly known Spanish cherry, belonging to Sapotaceae family. It is a large ornamental evergreen tree cultivated in India and generally reared in gardens for the sake of its fragrant flowers. The bark, fruit and seeds of Mimusops elengi possess several medicinal properties such as astringent, tonic, and febrifuge. Chemical studies have shown that, Bark contain tannin, triterpenoids and flower contain volatile oil as well as seeds contain fixed fatty oil. Through this review, the authors hope to attract the attention of natural product researchers throughout the world to focus on pharmacognostic standards of Mimusops elengi Linn. and it may be useful in developing new standards for Mimusops elengi.
Whole plant of Mimusops elengi Linn.
How to cite this article:
Rakesh S Shivatare1, Ramesh S. Deoda1, Prasad V Kadam1, Hanumant U Bhusnar1, Nupura S. Narappanawar1, Manohar J Patil. Pharmacognostic Standards for Mimusops elengi Linn - A Review. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2013; 2(3): 12-18.