A Scientific Review on Three Species of Diospyros

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2018,12,24,214-217.
Published:October 2018
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

S. N. V. L. Sirisha, Anjana Male1, Annam Sai Kiran1, I. Sundar Raj1, Namburi Balasubramanyam Ravi Teja1, G. Surendra2

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

Abstract:

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.