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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 10
First page : ( 4755) Last page : ( 4763)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00867.3

Pharmacognostical and Pharmacological Importance of Cicer arietinum Linn-A Review

Singh Karnail1,*, Gahlot Kavita2

1Janta College of Pharmacy, Butana, Sonepat-131302, Haryana, India

2School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, IFTM University, Moradabad-244 001, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: Karnail_dalal@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 20 December, 2018.


India possesses a rich biodiversity of the medicinal plants that were still not explored completely. In the present review, an attempt has been made to congregate the detailed Pharmacognostical and Pharmacological importance of Cicer arietinum Linn (Leguminosae). Morphoanatomy of the root part, physicochemical, morphological, histological parameters, traditional and pharmacological studies of Cicer arietinum Linn and the plant posses’ anti-inflammatory activity, anti-microbial activity, anti-oxidant activity, anti-pyretic, anticonvulsant, antidiarrhoeal, antihyperglycaemic, hemolytic activity etc. The roots and seeds of Cicer arietinum Linn contain several medicinal properties. This review will be definitely helpful for the researchers as well as the clinicians dealing with Cicer arietinum to know its proper usage, as the plant appears to be highly valuable due to its pharmacological and medicinal properties and can possibly help to differentiate the drug from its other species.



Cicer arietinum Linn, Pharmacognostical and Pharmacological studies.


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