A review on european plum (Prunus domestica) for its pharmacological activities and phytochemicals
Shukla Rishi Kumar, Kishan*
Department of Chemistry, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, 249404, Uttarakhand, India.
*Corresponding Author E-mail: Prajapati75kishan@gmail.com
Online published on 30 April, 2021.
Medicinal plants have been used traditionally by the native inhabitants since the ancient time for the treatment of many diseases. Plum (Prunus domestica L.) is also a medicinal plant generally 6 to 15meters tall and belong to the family Rosaceae. Its origin is thought to be near the Caspian Sea and it is found in Kashmir, Swat division of Pakistan and India as well. In this paper we have tried to through the light on its classification and chemistry. It has many anti-disease activities including antioxidant, antimicrobial, antihaemolytic, cholinesterase inhibitory, cytotoxic (anticancer), hepatoprotective, antihyperlipidemic, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, larvicidal and repellent activities. Therefore, this review gives a broad view on its classification, pharmacological activities and its phytochemicals.
Plum, Prunus domestica, Rosaceae, Pharmacological activities, Phytochemicals.