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PHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEW OF AEGLE MARMELOS CORR. FRUITS

International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 01/2011; 2:2031-2036.

ABSTRACT

Aegle marmelos Corr. (Rutaceae), commonly known as Bael, Bengal Quince
is a tree of Indian origin, well known from pre- historic time. Utilization of
bael fruit in day-to-day life has a great nutritional, environmental as well as
commercial importance. All the parts of this tree including stem, bark, root,
leaves, fruit and seeds at all stages of maturity has medicinal virtues and
has been used in Ethno-medicine to exploits its medicinal properties
including antidiarroheal, antidysentric, antipyretic and anti inflammatory
activities. Compounds purified from bael fruit have been proven to have
biological potential against several diseases like diabetes, gastric ulcer and
hyperlipidaemia. It should also be indicated that the therapeutic activities
of few isolated constituents have also proven to possess antibacterial,
antiviral, antioxidant and radioprotective activities. Thus the purpose of this
abstract is to explore the pharmacological potential of some crude extracts
of bael fruit.

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