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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2017, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 253) Last page : ( 256)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2017.00047.4

Introduction and Importance of Musa Paradisiaca and their Relevance to Human Health

Gupta Amit1,2,*, Powar Abhijit2

1Department of Biotechnology, School of Sciences, P.P. Savani University, Kosamba, Surat, Gujarat, India

2Department of Microbiology, Vidya Pratishthan's, Arts, Science and Commerce College, Baramati, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: amit.gupta@ppsuni.ac.in

Online published on 26 March, 2018.

Abstract

This plant i.e. Musa paradisiaca is well known and showed various medicinal properties as mentioned in the literature. The activities of various plant product of Musa paradisiaca especially roots (anthelmintic, antiscorbutic, depurative etc.); fruits (anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, antiscorbutic etc.); flowers (dysentery, diabetes, ascites, dropsy etc.) and ash, burning plant (antiscorbutic, anthelmintic etc). In view of these medicinal uses, we tried to collect some information about this plant in the form of review and tried to focus on this plant and their relevance to human health.

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Keywords

Musa paradisiaca, roots, fruits, flowers, human, health.

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