A Comprehensive Review article On Therapeutic Qualities Of Poogi Phala (Areca catechu Linn. fruit) Correlating Its Physico-Chemical Analysis Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 7673-7686
AbstractPoogi Phala(Areca catechu Linn.) Fruit is known by most as addictive substance owing to the deleterious effects caused by it’s over use. However, no plant on earth is devoid of medicinal qualities is as correctly said by the Indian sage Chanakya. Making an attempt to prove this fact and therein discover its therapeutic properties this study was conducted beginning with a Physicochemical analysis and a meta analysis on the various studies conducted till date on Areca nut. Sample of Areca catechu was authenticated and subjected to Physicochemical analysis and HPTLC fingerprinting to study its Physicochemical parameters. Later a thorough analysis was done on the studies available on Areca catechu. Based on this meta-analysis it is clear that Areca has a set of attributes on the myriad tissue systems of the human body. The right use of the plant proves it an asset for the health of humankind and its dose and duration dependant toxic effects render it a potential harm to its addicts ranging from being a broncho constrictor to a potent carcinogen.
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