Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-0000572
Title: Herbal medicine : Syzygium cumini :A Review
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Review Article
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    Plants have provided mankind with herbal remedies for many diseases for many centuries and even to day. They continue to play a major role in primary healthcare as therapeutic remedies in developing countries. In India herbal medicines have been the bases of treatment and cure for various diseases in traditional methods practiced such as Ayurveda, Unani and Sidha . Syzygium cumini ( syn.Eugenia Jambolana ) commonly know as a “ Jamun ” having promising therapeutic value with its various phytoconstituents such as Tannins, Alkaloids, Steroids, Flavonoids, Terpenoids, Fatty acids, Phenols, Minerals, Carbohydrates and Vitamins. Its pharmacological actions like hypoglycaemic, diuretics, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiplaque, antimicrobial, antidiarrhoel, antioxidant,gastro-protective and astringent to bowels proven on animal models. Most importantly the studies have shown that it protects against the radiation induced DNA damage and it has significantly decreases the fertilizing capacity of the male albino rats, some clinical trial reports are also available for its antidiabetic activity.

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    V.M. Jadhav*, S.S. Kamble , V.J. Kadam .

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    Department of Quality Assurance, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Sector 08, CBD Belapur, Navi- Mumbai – 400614, India, 2Y. M. T. Ayurvedic Medical College,.
    Received on 12-04-2009; Accepted on: 03-07-2009

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    V.M. Jadhav*, S.S. Kamble , V.J. Kadam .

    Title:Herbal medicine : Syzygium cumini :A Review
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (August)
    Page No: (1212-1219)
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    Methodology:Herbal medicine
    Research Materials:Syzygium cumini


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