Pooja Sharma* and RK Tenguria
In today’s generation herbs are playing a significantly role in every industry due to their various properties. India is such a prosperous origin of many useful medicinal plants. These plants acquire the possibility to treat diversified human diseases and aliments. Plants along with medicinal properties have been recognized by people as long as thousands of years. Ayurveda is one of the most prehistoric setup in the worldwide for medicine, which contribution leads for enormous number of therapeutically favorable compounds. Limonia acidissima is one of the best eye catching Plant along with various medicinal and nutraceutical characteristic. Limonia acidissima Linn (Feronia elephantum, Hesperethusa crenulata, Feronia limonia, Schinus limonia) belongs from family Rutaceae (Citrus) and monotypic genus Limonia. Commonly Limonia acidissima contain various name such as monkey fruit, wood apple, curd fruit, elephant apple, kaitha and kavit in India. Native to India as well as it has planted in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The Leaves, bark, roots and fruits are extensively used in medicine and also commonly used for the treatment of chronic diarrhea, dysentery, and peptic ulcers, and it is also treat myriad ailments. Currently, broadly scientific studies have been corroborated for its ethnomedicinal properties and assortment of bioactive compounds in distinct parts of wood apple tree. The present article is mainly considered for the morphology, nutritional value, phytochemistry and pharmacological actions of the different parts of Limonia acidissima, these has been widely underutilized and slighted.
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