Singh, A., Dwivedi, B., Raghaw, P., Singh, R., Pant, P.
Vigna unguiculata belongs to the family fabaceae is commonly known as kulathi, Horse gram in English. It is mainly distributed in Asia, Nigeria, Delta State, Africa, USA and dry savanna region of Northern Ghana. Vigna unguiculata has been of keen interest in phytochemical and Ayurvedic research due to its excellent medicinal values. In the present review an attempt has been made to gather the information related to phytochemical composition, physicochemical properties, effect of soil on cultivation, Traditional/Ayurvedic uses and part wise chemical constituents, nutrients composition, mineral/protein profile amino acid content antioxidant activities & antiradical activities. Traditionally it is used in treating diseases such as - cholesterol reduction, it is very useful in blood, haemorrhoids, tumors, scrofula, bronchitis, heart disease, nephrolithiasis, urolithiasis, leucorrhoea, menstrual disorders, colic, worms, splenomegaly, cough, asthma, strangury, hiccough, ophthalmopathy, fever, urticaria and rheumatoid arthritis etc. The plant exhibit wide array of phytoconstituents like proteins, amino acids and vitamins - thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin are water soluble compounds which are responsible for varied potent physiological and pharmacological activities. This review is in a narrative format and consists of publications pertinent to V. unguiculata available in public domain.
Vigna Unguiculata, Phytochemistry, Chemical Constituents, Ayurvedic Uses
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Singh, A., Dwivedi, B., Raghaw, P., Singh, R., Pant, P., Padhi, M.M. (2015). Review on Standardization and Phytochemical of Vigna unguiculata, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 4(2), 506-516.