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Review Papers | Nutrition Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015
An Extensive Review on Allium Ampeloprasum-a Magical Herb
Abstract: Allium vegetable has been used as folk medicine since ancient times. Allium genus has over 600 members which differ in maturing, color and taste, however, they are similar in biochemical content. Allium ampeloprasum, is a monocotyledon plant of the lily family (Liliaceae) and belongs to the genus Allium. It has a characteristic taste and morphological features, making it to be considered as one of the popular herbal medicine. A scrutiny of literature revealed some notable pharmacological activities of the plant such as antidiabetic, hypolipidaemic, antimicrobial, free radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory role. This review attempts to encompass the available literature on Allium ampeloprasum with respect to its pharmacognostic characters, ethanobotanical and traditional uses, chemical constituents and summary of its various pharmacological activities and clinical effects.
Keywords: Allium ampeloprasum, pharmagonostic, pharmacological, herbal medicine
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,
Pages: 371 - 377