Ethno medicinal values of Citrus genus: A review

Galib Ruknuddin, Pradeepkumar Prajapati, Swapnil Y. Chaudhari

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Fruits of Citrus genus play an important role as a dietary supplement and therapeutic assent as well since ages. The present review summarizes some such attributes of Citrus genus. Literature review was done through published works to gather information on nutritional and ethnic values, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Citrus. Information about the plant and phytochemical constituents, pharmacological activities were collected from the published reports. The plant was found to possess significant analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, and hypolipidemic properties. They are found to be significant antihyperglycemic, antidiabetic, and hypoglycemic activity. The phytoconstituents which are present in the plant are mainly coumarins and flavonoids which are responsible for the actions. The phytochemical constituents and isolated bioactive compounds of Citrus can be investigated further to develop novel herbal drugs by using reverse pharmacological approaches especially in the treatment of liver diseases, arthritis, malignancies, and other inflammatory diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-565
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil University
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Citrus
  • Ethno medicine
  • Medicinal value
  • Pharmacological actions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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