Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-00001618
Title: Psidium guajava Linn: Current Research and Future Prospects
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Review Article
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    In recent times, the use of herbal products has increased tremendously in the Western world as well as in developing countries. Psidium guajava L. is a medium sized tree, belonging to the family Myrtaceae found throughout the tropics. It is popular in an indigenous system of medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy. Traditionally guava is used for the treatment of various ailments like diarrhoea, wounds, rheumatism, lung problems, ulcers etc. Psidium guajava L. contains a number of major bioactive constituents like flavonoids, guayavolic acid, guavanoic acid, guajadial, guajaverin and so many others. The present review summarises our current knowledge of major phytoconstituents, clinical studies with major emphasis on traditional and pharmacological activities. This plant reported to display various biological activities like antidiarrhoeal, antimicrobial, antitussive, hepatoprotective, and antioxidant, anticancer and antistress activity. In view of its wide pharmacological and biological activities, it seems to be having a great therapeutic potential.

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    Girish Kumar Gupta*, Jagbir Chahal, Deeksha Arora

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    *Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Pharmacy, Mullana, Ambala,Haryana-133203

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    Girish Kumar Gupta
    Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Pharmacy,
     Mullana, Ambala,Haryana-133203

    Received on: 18-09-2010; Revised  on: 18-10-2010; Accepted on:13-12-2010

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    Girish Kumar Gupta*, Jagbir Chahal, Deeksha Arora

    Title:Psidium guajava Linn: Current Research and Future Prospects
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):4 (January)
    Page No: (42-46)
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