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Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Science
Year : 2011, Volume : 1, Issue : 3
First page : ( 55) Last page : ( 58)
Print ISSN : 2231-5640. Online ISSN : 2231-5659.

Diospyros kaki (Ebenaceae): A Review

Singh Sunity1, Joshi Himanshu2

1Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management, Solan, H.P.

2Nitte Gulabhi Shetty Memorial Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Paneer, Mangalore, India

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

Online published on 5 June, 2014.


The present review article is an effort to compile all the Phytochemical and Pharmacological investigations regarding the plant Diospyros kaki (Ebenaceae). The plant is traditionally used to treat various ailments like gonorrhoea, leucorrhoea, menorrhoea, diabetes, cough and also in the treatment of herpes. Several phytoconstituents has been isolated and identified from the different parts of the plant belonging to the category of glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, sterols and triterpenoids. A review of chemical constituents present and their pharmacological activities are given in the present article.



Diospyros kaki, Ebenaceae, Japenese persimmon.


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