Canadian Journal of Applied Sciences


ISSN: 1925-7430
Short Key Title: Can J App Sci
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21065/19257430
Start Year: 2011

THE PHARMACOLOGICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL AND TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF POMEGRANATE FRUIT EXTRACT AND ITS CONSTITUENTS
Ghulam Jilany Khan
1. Faculty of Pharmacy, University Of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan 2. Department of Botany, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Pomegranate, Properties, Constituents, Toxicological properties, obesity, antioxidant, antiviral, antimicrobial, anticancer, antidiabetic, antidiarrheal, cellular differentiation.
Abstract

The utilization of plants for the development of new drugs and alternate therapies is mainly due to the wide spread confidence that medicines obtained from plants are secure, economical, and quite effective when compared with synthetically prepared medicines based on cost, efficacy, unwanted and harmful effects. This global trend for the use of medicines derived from natural sources particularly from plants has created an emergent need for accurate, detailed, and thorough information about the usefulness, particular constituents properties, effectiveness, and safety of plant and its products of medicinal interest. Pomegranate (Punica granatum, Latin name) is a fruit having deciduous shrub or little trees of 5-8 meters height. Pomegranate has become of great interest for researchers for the development of lots of new drugs because of its different nutritional components and their miraculous properties as improving skin health, anti-inflammatory agent, obesity reducer, antioxidant, antiviral, antimicrobial, anticancer, antidiabetic, antidiarrheal, its effects on different enzymes, effect on cellular differentiation. Previous researches have indicated that metabolites of Pomegranate fruit extract ellagitannins are particularly localized in colon, prostate gland, and mice intestinal tissues and show their effects. The objective of this review is to study all the constituents of pomegranate fruit, its dietary importance and physical, chemical as well as toxicological properties of this fruit. Thorough analysis of all these properties strongly suggests a wide range use of Pomegranate for clinical applications.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:
Year:2014
Volume:4
First Page:66
Last Page:80
Publisher Id:CanJAppSci (2014 ). 4. 66-80
Article History:
Received:May 13, 2014
Accepted:June 25, 2014
Collection year:2014
First Published:July 10, 2014


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Xianghui Qi (PhD)
Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China

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Dr. Xianghui Qi is working as Professor in the School of Food & Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, China. His research interests: Biosynthesis of high value-added chemicals by microbes and engineered strains; Discovery of novel genes, enzymes and new strains; Rational & Irrational design of microbial enzymes; Isolation, identification and evolution of microbes; Metabolic engineering & Pathway engineering of functional microbes, and biotransformation; Metabolic regulation based on the research of microbial omics; Application of high value-added products including functional sugar alcohols by biosynthesis and biotransformation based on microbial engineered strains.

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Abbreviation: Can J Appl Sci
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21065/19257430
Frequency: Annual
Current Volume: 7 (2017)
Next scheduled volume: December, 2018  
Back volumes: 1-7
Starting year: 2011
Nature: Online
Submission: Online
Language: English

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