International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Double Blind Reviewed

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Review Papers | Pharmacology Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016

Dietary Spirulina in Pharmaceutical and Neutraceutical Applications

Sowjanya.M | Manjula.K [2]

Abstract: The importance of spirulina has been developed and used by mankind as food, drug since ages due to its biological value. Spirulina is an incredibly rich source of proteins and vitamins that its efficiency fights against through deficiencies all over the developing countries. It has emerging as an medical food with the discovery and validation of health benefits ranging to eradicate health problems now-a-days. spirulina, a nutrient-rich algae are being used around the world to help and treat illness and are being seriously discussed as a sustainable source of food with the potential to end world hunger. Spirulina is deemed safe for human consumption evident by its long history of food use and contemporary scientific findings. Advances in effective cultivation techniques will help in pharmaceutical and in therapeutic applications as antioxidant, antiinflammation, antidiabetic and also as anticanceric agent to treat. Being consumed since centuries, spirulina has well established itself as a super food, an excellent weapon against an array of nutritional deficiencies. In recent years, spirulina has garnered enormous attention from research fraternity as well as industries as a thriving source of neutraceutical and pharmaceuticals. Moreover, there is a plethora of unexploited novel compounds and biological activities in this algae, worth-exploring. Innovative formulations are required to fortify conventional foods with spirulina. An attempt has been carried out to assess the effect of dietary spirulina as pharmaceutical and neutraceutical product in management of diabetes. The study is in progress.

Keywords: spirulina, health benefits, pharmaceutical and neutraceutical application, food industry

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016,

Pages: 225 - 227

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Sowjanya.M, Manjula.K, "Dietary Spirulina in Pharmaceutical and Neutraceutical Applications", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016, pp. 225-227,

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