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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Elephant apple fruit and its potential health benefits: A review

Author(s):
Shakil Ahamed and Anjan Borah
Abstract:
Elephant apple fruit is reported to have medicinal properties; similarly leaves and bark are also known for various health beneficial compounds. The fruit rich in fibre and due to presence of adhesive substances, extraction of juice becomes tough. The elephant apple fruit is found to have numerous health benefits viz. Antimicrobial, inhibitor, Analgesic, anti-inflammatory drug, dysentery, medicinal drug etc. Fruit and juice of the plant traditionally used for the treatment of varied diseases including diabetes. Additionally elephant apple is used for making curries and other recipes. In this review we intend to give some emphasis on the food and clinical use of flowering tree Dillenia indica (elephant apple) as medicinal herb.
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How to cite this article:
Shakil Ahamed and Anjan Borah. Elephant apple fruit and its potential health benefits: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 1174-1178.

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