Indian borage: A comprehensive review on the nutritional profile and diverse pharmacological significance
Vismaya Satheesh, Jaspreet Kaur, Sapna Jarial, Payel Ghosh, Kartik Sharma, Manvi Patni, Jyoti Singh and Vishesh Bhadariya
Indian Borage (Plectranthus amboinicus) belonging to family lamiaceae, is the most widely available and cultivable medicinal plant. Country borage, Pathachur, Oregano, Spanish thyme, Oregano brujo (Puerto Rico), Mexican mint, and Mexican thyme are some of the other popular names for this plant. It is rich in various macro and micro nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber, flavanoids, phenols, zinc, calcium, ascorbic acid, ecosinoids and oleic acids. Owing to its rich nutritional value and phytochemical potential, it exhibits bioactive properties like anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-anxiety, anti-neoplastic, anti-urolithiactic, anti-clotting, analgesic and anti-biofilm efficiency. Moreover, it aids in wound-healing, chest congestion, burns, whooping coughs, sinusitis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, myclonic jerks and maintains skin integrity. Phytochemical content of this plant has led the pathway for the production of Indian Borage oil, powder, perfume, syrup etc. The present review highlights the multifaceted aspects of Indian Borage, its geographical distribution, nutritional composition, pharmacological profile, health benefits, traditional utilization as well as commercialization. It will help to gain the attention of researchers and scientists in order to study the unexplored facts of this plant.
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Vismaya Satheesh, Jaspreet Kaur, Sapna Jarial, Payel Ghosh, Kartik Sharma, Manvi Patni, Jyoti Singh, Vishesh Bhadariya. Indian borage: A comprehensive review on the nutritional profile and diverse pharmacological significance. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(6):42-51.