Therapeutic and Nutraceutical Potential of Bioactive Compounds in Aegle marmelos (L.): An Overview

Author(s): Ena Gupta*, Snehlata Shakyawar, Shanthy Sundaram.

Journal Name: Current Nutrition & Food Science

Volume 15 , Issue 4 , 2019

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Aegle Marmelos (L.) Correa (A. marmelos), is a medicinal plant of Rutaceae family having a long history of curative property in traditional medicine. This plant is a rich source of bioactive compounds and natural antioxidants which can be isolated from its various parts such as fruit (carotenoids, tannins, flavonoids, ascorbic acid, marmelosin, marmelide, psoralen, aurapten, luvangetin); leaf (phenols, lupeol, skimmianine, citral, aegeline, eugenol, citronella, marmesinine) and bark (marmin, skimmianine, fagarine) etc. Many clinical and pre-clinical researches suggest the therapeutic applications of A. marmelos, such as anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-ulcer, anti-diabetic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which play a potential role in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. This review article focuses on exploring novel bioactive compounds of the above plant possessing potential therapeutic and health promoting applications.

Keywords: Aegle marmelos, bioactive compounds, nutritional properties, therapeutic potential, natural antioxidants, health promoting applications.

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