Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2016)
Tamarindus indica L. A plant with multiple medicinal purposes
Author(s): Aline Pereira Paes Menezes, Silvia Cristina Cerini Trevisan, Sandra Maria Barbalho and Elen Landgraf Guiguer
Abstract: Tamarindus indica is a plant that can be used traditionally in wound healing, snake bite, abdominal pain, colds, inflammations, diarrhea, diarrhea, helminth infections, and fever. It may also play a role as antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antiinflammatory and effects on the control of satiety, playing a potential role in the treatment or prevention of obesity and other chronic diseases. These effects are probably due to the presence of polyphenols as n-Hexacosane, eicosanoic acid, b-sitosterol, octacosanyl ferulate, 21-oxobehenic acid, and pinitol and phenolic antioxidants for proanthocyanidins. T. indicus includes a variety of bioactive compounds in the leaves, seeds, bark, pulp, and flowers with beneficial effects to human health and the possibility of application in the pharmaceutical industry.
How to cite this article:
Aline Pereira Paes Menezes, Silvia Cristina Cerini Trevisan, Sandra Maria Barbalho, Elen Landgraf Guiguer. Tamarindus indica L. A plant with multiple medicinal purposes. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(3):50-54.