PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF SYZYGIUM AROMATICUM: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

  • Monika Mittal Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.
  • Nomita Gupta Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.
  • Palak Parashar Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.
  • Varsha Mehra Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Manisha Khatri Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Abstract

Medicinal plants are generating an ever-increasing amount of interest due to the effectiveness, low cost and minimal side-effects associated with drugs derived from them. Clove (Syzygium aromaticum (L.) (Family Myrtaceae) is one of the most important herbs in traditional medicine, having a wide spectrum of biological activity. Phytoconstituents of clove comprise of various classes and groups of chemical compounds such as monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, phenolics and hydrocarbon compounds. The major phytochemicals found in clove oil is mainly eugenol (70-85%) followed by eugenyl acetate (15%) and β-caryophyllene (5–12%). Their derivatives result in biological benefits such as antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic capacities. In addition to clove oil’s worldwide use as a food flavoring agent, it has also been employed for centuries as a topical analgesic in dentistry. This review presents an overview and details of the phytochemical and pharmacological investigations on the S. aromaticum.

 

Keywords: Clove, Syzygium aromaticum, Phytoconstituents, Pharmacological activity.

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Author Biographies

Varsha Mehra, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Science, 

Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, 

Manisha Khatri, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Science, 

Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, 

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Mittal, M., N. Gupta, P. Parashar, V. Mehra, and M. Khatri. “PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF SYZYGIUM AROMATICUM: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 6, no. 8, Sept. 2014, pp. 67-72, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/2055.
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