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Agricultural Reviews, volume 41 issue 4 (december 2020) : 305-316

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

Arun Kumar Gupta, Urbi Pathak, Manisha Medhi, Andrea Mastinu, Mukesh S. Sikarwar, Poonam Mishra
1Department of Food Engineering and Technology, Tezpur University, Assam-784 028, India.
Cite article:- Gupta Kumar Arun, Pathak Urbi, Medhi Manisha, Mastinu Andrea, Sikarwar S. Mukesh, Mishra Poonam (2020). Botanical, Chemical and Pharmacological Properties of Artocarpus lakoocha (Monkey Fruit): A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 41(4): 305-316. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1989.
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. 
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