ISSN : 0975-9492
CODEN : IJPSQQ





INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMA SCIENCES AND RESEARCH


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ABSTRACT

Title : An up-to-date review on phytochemical constituents and pharmacological activities of Melastoma malabathricum
Authors : Muhammad Shahzad Aslam, Muhammad Syarhabil Ahmad, Muhammad Ayaz Ahmad
Keywords : Melastoma malabathricum; Ethnopharmacology; Phytopharmacology; Phytochemistry
Issue Date : May 2017
Abstract :
Melastoma malabathricum is well known traditional medicinal herb of South East Asia, India and China having many medicinal properties such as anti-diabetic, antihyperlipidemic, antioxidant, liver protective activity, anticoagulant activities, antiulcer activity, wound healing activity, gastroprotective, anti-microbial, antipyretic, anti-diarrheal, fertility enhancement effect, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive, chemomodulatory activity, anti-obesity and anti-venome activity. It contains many class of bioactive compounds such as flavonoids (Quercetin, Kaempferol), phenolic compounds (gallic acid, benzoic acid, epicatechin), steroidal class of compounds (-sitosterol), tannin (Malabathrin, Casuarictin) and anthocyanins. This review article covers complete phytochemical and pharmacological activities of Melastoma malabathricum after 2011 till now.
Page(s) : 76-91
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 8, No.05