Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92--97

Curry leaf (Murraya koenigii) or Cure leaf: Review of its curative properties


Prasan R Bhandari 
 Department of Pharmacology, S.D.M. College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Prasan R Bhandari
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, S.D.M. College Of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad - 580 009, Karnataka
India

Murraya koenigii is a culinary important plant of Indian origin, and also been a component of many formulations used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine since many centuries. A scrutiny of literature reveals some notable pharmacological activities of the plant. Carbazole alkaloids which are abundantly present in the leaves, fruits, roots and bark of this plant, have been reported for their antidiabetic, anticancer, antibacterial, anti-nociceptive and antioxidant activities. Besides these activities, the plant is described to have a wide array of therapeutic activities. Phytochemistry and pharmacology of this plant necessitates a comprehensive review of its prospects as an important therapeutic agent for the management of numerous diseases commonly affecting humans. The current review provides a detailed report of the phytochemical, pharmacological, clinical and pre-clinical works carried out on this culinary plant and also throws light on its therapeutic prospects.


How to cite this article:
Bhandari PR. Curry leaf (Murraya koenigii) or Cure leaf: Review of its curative properties.J Med Nutr Nutraceut 2012;1:92-97


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Bhandari PR. Curry leaf (Murraya koenigii) or Cure leaf: Review of its curative properties. J Med Nutr Nutraceut [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Jul 17 ];1:92-97
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