A review on medicinal potential of Terminalia catappa

Dr. Lokesh Ravi

Abstract


Terminalia is a genus of large trees of the fruiting plant family Combretaceae, comprising around 100 species.
Terminalia catappa is a common tree in India that is native to Southeast Asia. This is large growing tree found
in tropical and subtropical area. T. catappa is a well-recognized medicinal plant in Ayurveda. It is vastly grown
for its edible nuts. In this review, the pharmaceutical potential of T. catappa and its phytochemical constituents
are discussed. It is a proven source for antidiabetic, antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, anticancer, and wound healing
activities based on ethnobotanical usage that is investigated by researchers for pharmaceutical applications. This
review concludes that T. catappa is a medicinally valuable plant, with huge pharmacological and phytochemical
benefits.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v14i03.2932

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