A review on ethnobotany, phytochemistry and pharmacology on Terminalia belerica (Bibhitaki)

  • Panshul Sharma School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Kapil Kumar Verma School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Hans Raj School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Nutan Thakur School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India


Terminalia belerica Roxb. is belonging to family combretaceae, which is growing widely throughout the Indian  subcontinent,  Bangladesh,  Nepal,  Sri-Lanka, and  South East Asia. It is is used in several traditional medicines to cure various diseases. There are different phytoconstituents Glucoside, Tannins, ellagic acid, ethylgallate, gallylglucose, chebulanic acid which are responsible for its wide therapeutic actions. It is mainly used as antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiarrhoeal, anticancer, antidiabetic, antihypertensive and hepatoprotective agent. This review article sites the information of different pharmacological activities of Terminalia belerica which may be source for further research studies.

Keywords: Phytoconstituents, pharmacologicalactivities, Terminaliabelerica, therapeutic actions.

Keywords: Phytoconstituents, pharmacologicalactivities, Terminalia belerica, therapeutic actions


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Panshul Sharma, School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India

School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India

Kapil Kumar Verma, School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India

School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India

Hans Raj, School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India

School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India

Nutan Thakur, School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India

School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India


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Sharma P, Verma K, Raj H, Thakur N. A review on ethnobotany, phytochemistry and pharmacology on Terminalia belerica (Bibhitaki). JDDT [Internet]. 15Feb.2021 [cited 4Mar.2021];11(1-s):173-81. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/4739