ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF VARIOUS PARTS OF Punica Granatum: A REVIEW
Punica granutam is popularly known as pomegranate (Anar). It is a member of Punicaceae The pomegranate, Punica granatum L., which can be found throughout the Mediterranean region, in Southeast Asia, California and Arizona in USA was in ancient times referred as possessing powers of fertility, abundance and good luck (fruit). The different parts used as raw drugs include root, stem, flower, fruit, twigs exudates and modified plant organs. For centuries, the leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds of this plant have been used to treat various diseases. Pomegranate is rich in bioactive compounds, mainly polyphenols and anthocyanins, with known health benefits, due to its high antioxidant capacity.The aim of this present review is to throw light on the antioxidant activity of various parts of pomegranate.
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