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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 239) Last page : ( 243)
Print ISSN : 2231-5683. Online ISSN : 2231-5691.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5691.2017.00037.5

Ethno Pharmacological Uses of Artocarpus altilis-A Review

Raju Vidya*, Bell Jasmine Joy, Merlin N. J., Dharan Shaiju S

Department of Pharmacology, Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Marayamuttom, Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vidyarajuraju1992@gmail.com

Online published on 2 June, 2018.

Abstract

In recent years, medicinal plants play an important role in allopathic medicine, herbal medicine, homoeopathy and aromatherapy, as being the sources of many imperative drugs in the modern world. Use of potent herbal medicines like Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) belongs to Moraceae family against various ailments to reduce the adverse effects of various orthodoxallopathic medicines. The detrimental side effects of conventional antibiotics can be easily overcome by the use of these medicinal plants as analternative treatment of diseases by producing a variety of compounds of known therapeutic properties. Many research works are ongoing with Artocarpus altilis and paid more attention to its bioactive constituents for the development of newer medicines in the pharmaceutical field.

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Keywords

Artocarpus altilis, Antibiotics, herbal medicines, Allopathic medicines, Homoeopathy, Aromatherapy, Bread fruit.

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