Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
The genus Pyrus: An update
Kiran, Vandana Garg, Anju Dhiman, Rohit Dutt and Sweety Ranga
Genus Pyrus is classified into three main categories according to their origin and production. These are Japanese pear (Pyrus pyrifolia), Chinese pear (Pyrus bretschneideri; Pyrus ussuriensis) and European pear (Pyrus communis). This review complies the information about Genus Pyrus that includes ethnomedicinal, morphology, phytoconstituents and pharmacological reports. Most popular species of genus Pyrus are P. pyrifolia and P. communis. P. communis is native to Central and Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia while P. pyrifolia is native to East Asia. Pyrus is rich source of alkaloids, tannins, carbohydrates, amino acids, steroids, cardiac and coumarin glycosides, flavonoids and phenolic compounds. Amongst various species of genus Pyrus, P. communis and P. pyrifolia proven to have medicinal value, and have been conventionally used as antioxidant and antimicrobials. In the ultimate fraction, the prospect possibility of Pyrus species has been accentuate with a outlook to generate their miscellaneous organic behavior and mode of actions.
How to cite this article:
Kiran, Vandana Garg, Anju Dhiman, Rohit Dutt, Sweety Ranga. The genus Pyrus: An update. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(2):143-145.