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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 24  |  Page : 214-217

A scientific review on three species of Diospyros

1 Department of Pharmacognosy, Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences, JNTU Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Phytochemistry and Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Phytochemistry, Vijaya Institute of Pharmacy, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Mrs. S N. V. L. Sirisha
Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences, JNTU Institute of Science and Technology, JNTU Hyderabad, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/phrev.phrev_6_18

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Diospyros species plants belong to Ebenaceae family are grown in most tropical areas and helpful for treating many diseases and disorders, which is mostly used by tribal people, but very few scientific evidence is available for approving its folklore uses. Hence, an attempt has been made to collect information regarding three of its genus plants known as Diospyros virginiana, Diospyros kaki, and Diospyros chloroxylon. Cultivational requirements, morphological characters, folklore uses, pharmacological evidence, phytochemical evidence has been discussed. This review will be helpful for plant researchers to proceed further work on these genus plant.

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