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Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2011

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Antioxidative Activity of Psidium guajava Leaf Extract- A Review



Address:   W. Sherly Beena1, K. Vijaya Kumar1, M. Shakeera Banu2, A. Vijaya Anand1* and P. Sampath Kumar3
1Department of Biochemistry, M.I.E.T. Arts and Science College, Tiruchirappalli–620 007, Tamilnadu, India.
2Department of Biotechnology, Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore–641 105, Tamilnadu, India.
3Department of Chemistry and Biosciences, SASTRA University, Kumbakonam-612 001, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Psidium guajava Linn. (Guava) family Myrtaceae is an important food crop plant used traditionally for medicinal purposes around the world. The pharmacological actions and the medicinal uses have demonstrated the ability of this plant to exhibit antioxidant, hepatoprotection, anti–allergy, antimicrobial, antigenotoxic, antiplasmodial, cytotoxic, antispasmodic, cardioactive, anticough, antidiabetic, antiinflamatory and antinociceptive activities, supporting its traditional uses. The important active constituents are essential oils, flavonoids, carotenoids, polyphenolic compounds, pentacyclic triterpenoids, esters, and aldehydes etc. This review explains the evidence–based information regarding the antioxidative activity of Psidium guajava.
KEYWORDS:
Psidium guajava, antioxidant, free radicals
Cite:
W. Sherly Beena, K. Vijaya Kumar, M. Shakeera Banu, A. Vijaya Anand, P. Sampath Kumar. Antioxidative Activity of Psidium guajava Leaf Extract- A Review. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2011; 3(4): 143-147.
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