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ISSN (Print): 2666-8629
ISSN (Online): 2666-8637

Review Article

Curry Leaf: Traditional Herb and its Medicinal Profile, Multipotential Nutraceutical Properties, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacological Activity

Author(s): Abhishek Verma, Preeti Patel, Dilpreet Singh, Amrinder Singh and Balak Das Kurmi*

Volume 2, Issue 2, 2024

Published on: 22 September, 2023

Article ID: e260723219130 Pages: 23

DOI: 10.2174/2666862901666230726145427

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This review briefly discusses about herbal medication, i.e., Murraya koenigii, also known as curry leaves, that have been useful in traditional medicine for centuries and natural products with different pharmacological activities. It might lead to a better knowledge of natural products' potential therapeutic effects and the creation of promising pharmaceuticals with minimal toxicity and great effectiveness for treating different ailments. The Chinese Biomedical Database (CBM), Technological Periodical Database (VIP), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Google Scholar, Elsevier, ScienceDirect, Sci Finder, and PubMed were used to compile the content of this review. From 1975 through 2020, data were collected. More than 23 components of M. koenigii have been discovered so far, with sterols, carbohydrates, flavonoids, and alkaloids causing the most concern. Due to its multicomponent nature, M. koenigii has a wide range of beneficial biological activities, including analgesic, anticancer, antioxidative, antimicrobial, antihypertensive, antidiabetic activities, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. This review discusses the vast details of M. koenigii (Curry leaves) and its possible medicinal use for different therapeutic purposes. The plant incorporates other essential substances, as discussed, are beneficial to remedy and deal with several ailment cures that exhibit different pharmacological actions. The accumulated ethnopharmacological details of that plant may be further helpful for the upcoming research about the said properties and use of M. koenigii.

Keywords: M. koenigii, nutritional properties, phytochemistry, pharmacological activity, traditional herbs, multipotential.

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