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Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activities of Arachis hypogaea. – A Review


Received On: 19/03/2014
Accepted On: 25/03/2014


Author(s)

Al-Snafi, A. E.


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Abstract

Peanut is one of the most important crops in the world, both for vegetative oil and as a protein source. It is the fourth important oilseed crop of the world in production after soybean, cottonseed and rapeseed. It also contains flavonoids, carbohydrate, mineral and vitamins. The previous pharmacological studies showed that peanut exerted antioxidant, hypolipidemic, antiinflammatory , analgesia mediated by opioid receptor affinity, sympathomimetic, endocrine, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, sedative, hypotensive  and  haemostatic effects. The present review will highlight the chemical constituents and the pharmacological and therapeutic effects of Arachis hypogaea.


Keywords

Arachis hypogaea, Peanut, Antioxidant, Hypolipidemic, Sympathomimetic, Endocrine, Antimicrobial, Hypotensive and Haemostatic

Cite This Article

Ali Esmail Al-Snafi. (2014). Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activities of Arachis hypogaea. – A Review. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(1), 615-623.


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