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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 13, Issue 1 (2024)

Ethnopharmacological, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Review on Tamarindus indica L.

Author(s):

Doyel Mukherjee, Jhuma Deb, Nilip Kanti Deb, Soumya Saha and Saheli Chakraborty

Abstract:

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) commonly known as the Tentul tree indigenous to tropical Central Africa, grows up to a height of 20-30 m with a spreading crown. It is used in the treatment of several ailments as a home-based remedy either singly or in combination with other herbs. It has been traditionally used in the treatment of heart ailments, pain relief, diabetes, constipation, fever, jaundice, parasitic infestation, respiratory problems, laxative, aphrodisiac properties etc. The various phytoconstituents present in it include glycosides, saponin, tannin, fatty acids etc. Tamarind pulp shows the presence of arginine, histidine, methionine etc. The essential oil present in it includes limonene, geraniol, safrole, cinnamic acid etc. The through literature review has revealed the antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic, anti-diabetic, Anti-inflammatory, Hepatoprotective activity of Tamarindus indica L.The present review article will instigate researchers to isolate important bioactive compounds which in turn will help in drug discovery from natural sources.

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How to cite this article:
Doyel Mukherjee, Jhuma Deb, Nilip Kanti Deb, Soumya Saha and Saheli Chakraborty. Ethnopharmacological, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Review on Tamarindus indica L.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2024;13(1):120-126. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2024.v13.i1b.14820

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