Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)
Health benefits of Jamun (Syzygium cumini) an Underutilised fruit: A ray in nanotechnology field
Pragyanshree Priyadarshinee Sahu, Laxmipreeya Behera, Sushrita Nayak and Kailash Chandra Samal
Jamun is an important source of nutraceuticals having many therapeutic values. Jamun can be truely called as an important underutilised fruit crop in terms of area expansion as well as research. However these fruits act as miracle fruits in combating many of the health hazards. Apart from fruits other parts like leaves, bark, seed, flowers and roots are also rich source of several bioactive compounds like antioxidants, flavanoids, phenolics, carotenoids and vitamins. Thus these can be used efficiently against hypoglycaemic, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-HIV, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory properties. It can be also used as a potential source of medicine in both ayurveda and unani system. Now-a-days nanotechnology field has been emerged as a new area having a vast field related to drug delivery, bio imaging, medicine and pharmaceutical industries. Thus here an attempt has been made to collect various review literature regarding area of nanotechnology and health benefits of jamun fruits and other parts in combating various diseases.
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Pragyanshree Priyadarshinee Sahu, Laxmipreeya Behera, Sushrita Nayak and Kailash Chandra Samal. Health benefits of Jamun (Syzygium cumini) an Underutilised fruit: A ray in nanotechnology field. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):74-80.