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Medicinal, Pharmacological and Phytochemical Potentials of Annona Comosus linn. Peel - A Review

D Lawal

Abstract


Therapeutic plants, and the drugs derived from them, are the most important and readily available source of health-care medicines to rural people in Africa. In Africa, many natural resources are used for obtaining pharmaceuticals that have a high national and international economic value. Various parts of Annonacomosus have been used as anti-inflammatory, proteolytic and antihelmithic agent, also as treatment to: diarrhea, indigestion, pneumonia, bronchitis, arthritis, pain, heart disease, diuretic, to expedite labour, arbortion, intestinal worms, venereal diseases, edema, hemoorrhoids, purgative, emmenogogue and vermifuge.The plant is reported to contain alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, steroids, triterpenoids and phytosterols. This review was aimed at describing the medicinal uses, pharmacological and phytochemical components and other important aspects of the plant.

Keywords: Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, immune support, Annonacomosus




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bajopas.v6i1.21
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