Suguna M and Umesha S
Genus Grewia belongs to the Malvaceae family which has been studied and found to have fabulous therapeutic properties, utilized for the treatment of various diseases. Our ancestors were also seemed to have very good knowledge about this species, because we can find many uses of this plant in the traditional medicinal system like Siddha, Unani, Ayurveda, etc. In these systems, various parts such as fruits were used to treat cardiac, respiratory, and blood issues, root, and bark were used as a demulcent etc. The systematic investigation by researchers on the constituents of this genus, phytochemical analysis and their potentiality has led to the discovery of various properties such as antioxidant, anti-cancerous, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, antipyretic, analgesic, anti-hyperglycaemic, radio-protective, and enzyme inhibition, etc. In this review, we have attempted to summarize all the studies done on pharmacological and therapeutic properties exhibited by Grewia species which are mainly found in India.
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