PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF ACEROLA CHERRY: A REVIEW

  • Shankul kumar Department of Pharmacognosy, Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry, S.G.S.P.S. Institute of Pharmacy, Kaulkhed, Akola, Maharashtra
  • N.S. Bhajipale Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry, S.G.S.P.S. Institute of Pharmacy, Kaulkhed, Akola, Maharashtra
  • D.B. Sanghai Department of Pharmacognosy, Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry, S.G.S.P.S. Institute of Pharmacy, Kaulkhed, Akola, Maharashtra
  • Satish S. Padgilwar Department of Pharmacology, S.G.S.P.S. Institute of Pharmacy, Kaulkhed, Akola, Maharashtra
Keywords: Polyphenol, Anthocyanidin, Carotenoid, Antioxidant and free radical.

Abstract

This review paper is focused on phytochemical and pharmacological overview of Acerola cherry. It is native to tropical and subtropical America. It is a small cherry like fruit and is often referred to as the Barbados, the West Indian, or the Puerto Rican cherry. This review has been conducted to update the information that is available in different scientific literatures. It is observed that the fruits of Acerola cherry are the rich source of Vitamin C and also contains phytochemicals such as anthocyanidin, carotenoids and polyphenols. These components exhibit various pharmacological activities like Free radical scavenging activities and inhibitory effects on both alpha-glucosidase and advanced glycation end products (AGEs) production. It is used as an antioxidant, antimicrobial agent and antihyperglycaemic agent. The Present review article can act as database for the phytochemical and pharmacological activities for future prospect and research.

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Published
18-07-2018
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kumar S, Bhajipale N, Sanghai D, Padgilwar SS. PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF ACEROLA CHERRY: A REVIEW. IJRAPS [Internet]. 2018Jul.18 [cited 2024Jun.23];1(1):69-2. Available from: https://ijraps.in/index.php/ijraps/article/view/11
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