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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 273) Last page : ( 288)
Print ISSN : 2231-5683. Online ISSN : 2231-5691.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5691.2019.00045.5

Review on Anti-inflammatory Properties of Mangrove plants

Lalitha P.*, Sachithanandam V., Swarnakumar N. S., Sridhar R.**

Integrated Island Management Unit Futuristic Research Division, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, Anna University Campus, Chennai-600025, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: lalithabiotech2007@gmail.com


Online published on 31 December, 2019.


Mangrove plants have been proven for their value as a source of bioactive compounds with therapeutic potential and mechanism on many diseases. Mangroves plants which are unique in ecological and biological activities, grow in the tidal coasts of tropical and sub-tropical regions. The present review compiled and reviewed the research finding on anti-inflammatory compounds that have been studied on tropical mangrove plants of Indian coastal regions including Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A total of 136 research finding published during 19822018, were reviewed and out of which, 41 research studies were concerning anti-inflammatory properties of mangroves. This review summarizes the chemical structures, molecular weight, formulae, solvent and their biological activities of the mangroves, that have been proven and published at various times by various researchers. This data suggested that, there is huge potential in the application of anti-inflammatory properties of tropical Indian mangroves. Further, there is a large research gap on studies related extraction of bioactive compounds from mangrove species of Andaman and Nicobar Island (ANI), while comparing the amount of research studies from regions namely Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Puducherry. This compilation provides an insight on mangrove based studies for drug discovery related research.



Anti-inflammatory activity. Traditinoal treatment, Bioactive compounds. Chemical structure. Mangrove plants. Mechanisms of Inflammation.


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