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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 251-267
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2012.251.267
 
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Pharmacological Characterization and Beneficial Uses of Punica granatum

Nakuleshwar Dut Jasuja, Richa Saxena, Subhash Chandra and Richa Sharma

Abstract:
Punica granatum L. commonly known as Pomegranate belongs to the Family Punicaceae. Pomegranate has been known to be a reservoir of secondary metabolites which are being exploited as source of bioactive substance for various pharmacological purposes. Many researchers have focused their interest to investigate the bioactive compounds of Punica granatum for human health. In order to facilitate the further investigation and exploit the said plant, this study summarized herein the research achievements on some of the phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Punica granatum. The different types of phytochemicals have been identified from various parts of the pomegranate tree and from pomegranate juice, leaves, flower, fruits and seeds. The constituents of this plant were thoroughly reviewed discussed based on literatures.
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How to cite this article:

Nakuleshwar Dut Jasuja, Richa Saxena, Subhash Chandra and Richa Sharma, 2012. Pharmacological Characterization and Beneficial Uses of Punica granatum. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 11: 251-267.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2012.251.267

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2012.251.267

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