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Title: Review on nutritional, medicinal and pharmacological properties of Papaya (<i>Carica</i><i> papaya </i>Linn.)
Authors: Krishna, K L
Paridhavi, M
Patel, Jagruti A
Keywords: Papaya
Carica papaya
Medicinal plant
Nutraceutical
Fruit
Papain
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b>Int. cl.<sup>8</sup>-</b>A61K 36/00, A23L 1/00
Abstract: Papaya (<b>Carica</b><b> papaya Linn.</b>) is commonly known for its food and nutritional values throughout the world. The medicinal properties of papaya fruit and other parts of the plant are also well known in traditional system of medicine. Since, each part of papaya tree possesses economic value, it is grown on commercial scale. During the last few decades considerable progress has been achieved regarding the biological activity and medicinal application of papaya and now it is considered as valuable nutraceutical fruit plant. It can be chosen as a source of papain for the development of various industrial and pharmaceutical products for various diseases. In the present review nutritional value of the fruit and medicinal properties of its various parts have been discussed to provide collective information on this multipurpose commercial fruit crop.
Description: 364-373
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5695
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.7(4) [July-August 2008]

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