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Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries
Year : 2019, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 7)
Print ISSN : 0975-4261. Online ISSN : 0975-6892.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-6892.2019.00001.7

Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeus. (Paniala): An important nutraceutical tree of the tropics

Sinha Deepanjali1, Srivastava Alok K.2, Prabhuji Shakti K.1,*, Rao Govind P.3, Srivastava Gaurav K.1

1Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Centre, M.G. Post Graduate College, Gorakhpur-273001, India

2Department of Chemistry, M.G. Post Graduate College, Gorakhpur-273001, India

3Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi-110012, India

*Corresponding author e-mail: shaktiprabhuji@rediffmail.com

Online published on 9 April, 2019.


Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeus, belonging to family Flacourtiaceae, is a medium-sized tree of very important nutraceutical value of eastern Uttar Pradesh. The ripe fruits contain high fibre content together with quality protein and low fat along with high vitamins and minerals. The plant contains limnoids like limolin and jangomolide. The karyomorphology, micropropagation and organogenesis of the plant has been described. The antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-diabetic and anti-tumour potentials of this plant has been explored and discussed in the review.



Flacourtia jangomas, nutraceutical, limnoids, antibacterial potential, antioxidant potential, anti-diabetic potential, anti-tumour potential.


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