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Current Bioactive Compounds


ISSN (Print): 1573-4072
ISSN (Online): 1875-6646

Review Article

Phytochemical and Pharmacological Insight on Sesamol: An Updated Review

Author(s): Namrata Singh, Poonam Kushwaha*, Amresh Gupta, Om Prakash, Shivam Swarup and Shazia Usmani

Volume 17, Issue 2, 2021

Published on: 24 March, 2020

Page: [112 - 119] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1573407216666200324123153

Price: $65


Background: Nowadays, sesamol has emerged as an effective adjuvant therapeutic agent in the anticipation and therapy of various diseases. Sesamol, a natural phenolic compound is a major lignan isolated from the seeds of Sesamum indicum and sesame oil. Sesame oil is well known for its nutritional as well as their health-promoting properties.

Methods: Several studies revealed that sesamol possesses significant antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and free radical scavenging, anticancer, neuroprotective, cardioprotective, antiaging, hepatoprotective and antidiabetic activity, etc.

Results: The present review highlights the potential of sesamol as a novel medicinal agent for the treatment of numerous types of ailment.

Conclusion: This review article also provides a brief idea about its uses, ethnomedicinally and commercially important analytical techniques, and its pharmacological activities.

Keywords: Sesamol, lignans, Sesamum indicum, pharmacological activity, nutritional value, bioavailability.

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