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Current Traditional Medicine


ISSN (Print): 2215-0838
ISSN (Online): 2215-0846

Review Article

A Comprehensive Review on Elaeocarpus floribundus Blume

Author(s): Bharati Sarjerao Borase* and Santosh Subhashchandra Surana

Volume 10, Issue 2, 2024

Published on: 20 April, 2023

Article ID: e280223214124 Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/2215083809666230228112737

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Elaeocarpaceae comprises of 615 species in 12 genera which belongs to angiosperm. It is a tropical and subtropical family with few genera extending into the temperate zone. The genus Elaeocarpus consists of about 350 species distributed through Eastern Asia and the Pacific region. Around 2 genera and 33 species of the family are distributed in India. Elaeocarpus floribundus (family: Elaeocarpaceae), commonly known as Indian olive, is famous for its fruits and their medicinal uses. Traditionally local people use leaves for rheumatism, fruits for dysentery and diarrhea and infusion of the bark and leaves are used as mouthwash for inflamed gum. The researchers are attracted to the plant due to its various pharmacological properties like antioxidative capacity, antimicrobial, antihistaminic, antidiarrheal, etc., of different extracts of this plant. The review also aimed to study the morphological characterization and presence of phytochemicals like phenolics, flavonoids, alkaloids, proteins, and carbohydrates. A domain in which the plant has ability to treat cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases. The ethnobotanical and pharmacological data would enable a comprehensive study of the Indian olive.

Keywords: Elaeocarpus floribundus, Indian olive, morphology, phytochemicals, traditional and pharmacological activities, plants.

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