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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2016)

Starfruit: A fruit for healthy life


Kumar Hitesh and Arora Tejpal

Starfruit, botanically known as Averrhoa carambola, grows in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. The Starfruit can be used raw as vegetable and ripe as fruit. The Starfruit is sweet tasting fruit that possesses high nutritional value. From the time immemorial, the whole starfruit tree is used as a traditional medicine. The medicinal properties of Starfruit include anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hypotensive, anthelmintic, anti-oxidant, anti-ulcer, hypocholesterolemic and hypolipidemic, antimicrobial, anti-tumor activities. It is effectively used in diabetes and help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
The present paper reviews the Introduction, Geographical distribution, history, cultivation, uses, strange facts, side effects, synonyms, botanical description, taxonomical classification, nutritional value, phytochemical constituents, and pharmacological activities along with the current trends in research on starfruit.

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How to cite this article:
Kumar Hitesh and Arora Tejpal. Starfruit: A fruit for healthy life. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(3):132-137.