Botanical, Chemical and Pharmacological Properties of Artocarpus lakoocha (Monkey Fruit): A Review

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-1989    | Article Id: R-1989 | Page : 305-316
Citation :- Botanical, Chemical and Pharmacological Properties of Artocarpus lakoocha (Monkey Fruit): A Review.Agricultural Reviews.2020.(41):305-316
Arun Kumar Gupta, Urbi Pathak, Manisha Medhi, Andrea Mastinu, Mukesh S. Sikarwar, Poonam Mishra guptaarunkumar714@gmail.com
Address : Department of Food Engineering and Technology, Tezpur University, Assam-784 028, India.
Submitted Date : 17-03-2020
Accepted Date : 21-09-2020

Abstract

Artocarpus are members of the Moraceae family who are believed to be a large family comprises of nearly 60 genera and about 1400 species. The most important genus of the Moraceae family is Ficus, Morus and Artocarpus. The extract and bioactive compounds from bark, leaves, seeds and pericarp of monkey fruit have shown to possess exceptional phytochemical, nutritional and valuable pharmacological properties. This fruit is capable of offering numerous inhibitory factors such as antibacterial, antitubercular, antiviral, antifungal, antiplatelet, antiarthritic, tyrosinase inhibitory and cytotoxicity. This review devotes the complete overview of pharmacological and bioactive components exclusively found in the monkey fruit and its parts. However, fruit exhibits appreciable properties, but they are still unknown as well as underutilized. The remarkable properties of plants and the modern approaches are needed for the treatment of chronic diseases, the development of drugs and functional food products, or for the improvement of properties existed ones. 

Keywords

Artocarpus lakoocha Antibacterial Anti-candial Monkey fruit Oxyresveratrole

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