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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

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.
Pages: 50-54  |  1499 Views  66 Downloads
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.
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