PHARMACOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS ON BAEL (AEGLE MARMELOS LINN.): A UNANI MEDICINAL PLANT
Fouzia Bashir*, Jamal Akhtar, Nighat Anjum, Shah Alam and Pawan Kumar
Nature has provided a complete storehouse of remedies to cure ailment of mankind. (Aegle marmelos) is an important medicinal plant used in Unani System of medicine, which is cultivated throughout India. It is popularized for having antidiarrhoeal and antidysenteric activity. Extensive investigations have been carried out on different parts of Aegle marmelos and as a consequence, varied classes of compound i.e. alkaloids, terpenoids, fatty acids and amino acids have been isolated from its different parts. The present paper is an attempt to summarize the pharmacological actions and medicinal uses of the Bael plant mentioned in Unani medical literature as well as in currently reported studies.
Keywords: Bael, Aegle marmelos, Unani Medicine, Pharmacological.
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