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Therapeutic and Nutraceutical Potential of Bioactive Compounds in Aegle marmelos (L.): An Overview

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Ena Gupta*, Snehlata Shakyawar and Shanthy Sundaram   Pages 306 - 317 ( 12 )

Abstract:


Aegle Marmelos (L.) Correa (A. marmelos), is a medicinal plant of Rutaceae family having a long history of curative property in traditional medicine. This plant is a rich source of bioactive compounds and natural antioxidants which can be isolated from its various parts such as fruit (carotenoids, tannins, flavonoids, ascorbic acid, marmelosin, marmelide, psoralen, aurapten, luvangetin); leaf (phenols, lupeol, skimmianine, citral, aegeline, eugenol, citronella, marmesinine) and bark (marmin, skimmianine, fagarine) etc. Many clinical and pre-clinical researches suggest the therapeutic applications of A. marmelos, such as anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-ulcer, anti-diabetic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which play a potential role in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. This review article focuses on exploring novel bioactive compounds of the above plant possessing potential therapeutic and health promoting applications.

Keywords:

Aegle marmelos, bioactive compounds, nutritional properties, therapeutic potential, natural antioxidants, health promoting applications.

Affiliation:

Centre of Biotechnology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, 211002, Uttar Pradesh, Centre of Biotechnology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, 211002, Uttar Pradesh, Centre of Biotechnology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, 211002, Uttar Pradesh

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