Vol. 9, Issue 10 (2020)
Wood apple: An underutilized miracle fruit of India
Nidhika Thakur, Vishal Chugh and Satya Vart Dwivedi
Many Indian plants with tremendous medicinal value against various human ailments are still underutilized among which wood apple is one such edible fruit plant. The leaves, bark, roots, fruits and seeds are used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of chronic diarrhea, dysentery and peptic ulcers, as a laxative and to treat myriad ailments. Extensive scientific studies have also validated its ethno medicinal properties and presence of a variety of bioactive compounds which possess anti-hyperglycemic, antidiabetic, anticancer, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective and various other such activities. This review majorly provides information about the nutritional values, phytochemistry, traditional and modern pharmacological aspects of largely underutilized and neglected wood apple.
How to cite this article:
Nidhika Thakur, Vishal Chugh, Satya Vart Dwivedi. Wood apple: An underutilized miracle fruit of India. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(10):198-202.