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Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences


A prespective review on a novel plant balanites aegyptiaca (linn.)


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Author Details: Aniruddh Partap Singh, Sanjita Das, Avjjit Mazumder, Manish Kumar, Nishu Gautam

Volume : 5

Issue : 6

Online ISSN : 2320-1924

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Article First Page : 273

Article End Page : 277


Abstract

Since ancient time plants and herbs are used to treat various types of diseases. At that time they were given by Vaidhya and Hakim’s and named as Ayurvedic medicine. Some plants contain many phytochemical constituents which were used to treat many diseases. In the morden era chemical constituents of plants are extracted and their activities are increase so that they can work efficiently and then medicines are prepared from them which are given by doctors. One of such plant which have many medicinal activities is Balanites aegyptiaca. It possesses many biological activities such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, antiasthmatic, etc. It also possesses pharmacologically active substances such as flavonoids, saponins in their callus culture. Their anti-inflammatory activity has been known from the ancient period. The plant possesses promising applications for the drug development and research purposes. This review summarizes the biological activities of Balanites aegyptiaca which are obtained from the literature.

Keywords: Phytochemical, Antimicrobial, Anti-diabetic, Balanites aegyptiaca, Ayurvedic medicine.