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Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Science
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 47) Last page : ( 49)
Print ISSN : 2231-5640. Online ISSN : 2231-5659.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5659.2019.00007.9

Plausible of An Annual Grass, Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn): A Review

Raj Singh L.*, Singh K, Rupam

Department of Medicinal Plants Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar-249411

*Corresponding Author E-mail: lalitraj.singh@dsvv.ac.in

Online published on 16 March, 2019.

Abstract

This paper deals with focussing on multidimensional effect of Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) in curing number of diseases/disorders. It is an annual underutilized herb belonging to Poaceae family. It is predicted from temperate to tropical climate throughout the country up to an altitude of 1900 m. The medicinal plants have been one of the major sources of medicines since the beginning of civilization. There is robust demand for plant based medicines, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals items all across the globe. Aim of this study was to review the phyto-geographical, chemical constituents of different plant parts and therapeutic potential of the plant. It is powerful nutraceutical and pharmaceutical agent aiding in curing major concerning disease of our country such as cardiovascular diseases (37 million), diabetes (62 million), osteoporosis (46 million), rheumatic arthritis (7 millions). This review article is presented to acknowledge the updated information.

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Keywords

Nutraceutical, Phytoconstituents, Cardiovascular, Osteoporosis.

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