An Updated Review of Terminalia catappa

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2015,9,18,93-98.
Published:August 2015
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Arumugam Vijaya Anand1, Natarajan Divya1, Pannerselvam Punniya Kotti2

1Department of Biochemistry, MIET Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli,Tamil Nadu, India

2Department of Biochemistry, Kanchi Shri Krishna College of Arts and Science, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract:

Terminalia catappa Linn. is known for its nutritional fruit and possesses medicinal benefits as well. This is a comprehensive review of the phytoconstituents and pharmacological benefits. T. catappa has been recognized for its medicinally essential phytoconstituents, such as phenol, flavonoid, and carotenoid. Numerous pharmacological investigations have confirmed this plant's ability to exhibit antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, and anticancer activities, all of which support its traditional uses.