Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-DFP-0000897
Title: The Medicinal And Nutritional Role of Underutilized Citrus Fruit- Citrus hystrix (Kaffir Lime): A Review
Category: Drugs from Plants
Section: Review Article
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    Citrus hystrix, commonly known as kaffir lime and medicinal lime as mentioned in ancient literature and belonging to Rutaceae family and it is native to everywhere within India and South East Asia. The fruits are green when raw and greenish yellow when fully ripe. They are used to prepare juice, pickles and as acidulant in curries. In the traditional Indian system of medicine the Ayurveda and various folk systems of medicine, the fruit peel and leaves are used to treat various inflammatory ailments. Chemical studies have shown that fruit contains various phytoconstituents like glycerolglycolipids, tannins, tocopherols, furanocoumarins and flavonoids and alkaloids. Preclinical studies have shown that some of its phytochemicals possess antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer, chemopreventive, antioxidant, anticholinesterase, cardio and hepatoprotective effects. The present paper deals with review of phytoconstituents and pharmacological action of underutilized C. hystrix fruit.

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    Arumugam Abirami, Gunasekaran Nagarani and Perumal Siddhuraju*

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    Bioresource Technology Lab, School of Life Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Perumal Siddhuraju
    Bioresource Technology Lab,
    School of Life Sciences,
    Department of Environmental Sciences,
    Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046,
    Tamil Nadu, India.


    Received on: 20-11-2013; Revised on: 10-12- 2013; Accepted on:19-12-2013

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    Author:

    Arumugam Abirami, Gunasekaran Nagarani and Perumal Siddhuraju*

    Title:The Medicinal And Nutritional Role of Underutilized Citrus Fruit- Citrus hystrix (Kaffir Lime): A Review
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):6 (January)
    Year:2014
    Page No: (1-5)
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    Methodology:phytochemistry, pharmacological activity, health benefits.
    Research Materials:Citrus hystrix,

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Citrus hystrix underutilized fruits phytochemistry pharmacological activity health benefits.

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