Distribution and Medicinal Properties of Syzygium speciesJournal: Current Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Vol.2, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2012-06-30
Authors : Varsha Nigam; Ritu Nigam; Asheesh singh;
Page : 73-80
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The native range of distribution of genus Syzygium extends from Africa and Madagascar tosouthern East Asia through the Pacific. Its highest species diversity occurs in Malaysia andnortheastern Australia. Some edible species of Syzygium are also planted throughout the tropicsworldwide. The genus has medicinal application in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agricultural and foodindustry. Comparative study of the research carried out on species of Syzygium reveals their widerange of medicinal properties and uses such as digestive, anti-diabetic, astringent, anti-helmintic,anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, ant-oxidant, anti-hyperglycemic, gastro-protectiveagents, stomachic activity, anti-scorbutic activity, diuretic, anti-carminative, anti-genotoxicity, antileishmanialand anti-fungal activity. The article analyzes the current status of research on differentSyzygium species in the pharmacological field.
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