Coriandrum sativum Linn. Traditional, Biochemical and Biological activities: An Overview

  • Gulnar Fatima MD scholar
  • Aisha Siddiqui Assistant Professor Department of Ilmul Advia, SUMER, Jamia Hamdard New Delhi-62
  • Anwar Jamal Research officer (Unani)-SLⅢ, RRIUM, Bhadrak, Odisha- 756100
  • S. Chaudhary Department of Ilmul Saidla, SUMER, Jamia Hamdard New Delhi-62

Abstract

The oldest form of medicine known to mankind is herbal medicine. Today, it is the most widely practiced form of medicine in the world. Using medicinal plants for treatment is considered very safe as there is no or minimal side effects. Most of the plant materials collected from the rain forests and other places are currently used for conducting extensive research for their potential medicinal value. In Ayush systems of medicine about 8,000 herbal drugs have been codified 2. One of them is Coriandrum sativum Linn. belongs to the family Apiaceae  and commonly known as kishneez khushk in Unani medicine.3It possesses multiple pharmacological activities which are revealed previously, such as anxiolytic, antidepressant, sedative-hypnotic,  neuroprotective, antibacterial, antifungal, anthelmintic, insecticidal, antioxidant, cardiovascular,  analgesic, anticonvulsant, memory enhancing, antidiabetic, anticancer, gastrointestinal, deodorizing,  dermatological, hypolipidemic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, reproductive, hepatoprotective,, antimutagenic, detoxification etc4,14. The current review gives an overview of the pharmacological effects and chemical constituents of Coriandrum sativum.

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Author Biographies

Aisha Siddiqui, Assistant Professor Department of Ilmul Advia, SUMER, Jamia Hamdard New Delhi-62

Assistant Professor Department of Ilmul Advia, SUMER, Jamia Hamdard New Delhi-62

Anwar Jamal, Research officer (Unani)-SLⅢ, RRIUM, Bhadrak, Odisha- 756100

Research officer (Unani)-SLⅢ, RRIUM, Bhadrak, Odisha- 756100

S. Chaudhary, Department of Ilmul Saidla, SUMER, Jamia Hamdard New Delhi-62

Department of Ilmul Saidla, SUMER, Jamia Hamdard New Delhi-62

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Fatima, G., Siddiqui, A., Jamal, A., & Chaudhary, S. (2019). Coriandrum sativum Linn. Traditional, Biochemical and Biological activities: An Overview. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 9(3), 513-516. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v9i3.2749