Vikram Singh Chauhan*1, Manisha Mavai2, Jhankriti3 , Raaz K Maheshwari4
1Department of Botany, SBRM Govt. PG College, Nagaur, Rajasthan, India
2Department of Physiology, MG Medical College, Sitapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3Department of Applied Chemistry, SVSAS, GBU, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Greater Noida, UP, India
4Department of Chemistry, SBRM Govt. PG College, Nagaur, Rajasthan, India
A B S T R A C T
Indian gooseberry is a tree that grows in India and the Middle East. Indian gooseberry has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Today people still use the fruit of the tree to make medicine. Indian gooseberry is used for high cholesterol, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), diabetes, pain and swelling of the pancreas (pancreatitis), cancer, upset stomach, eye problems, joint pain, diarrhea, dysentery, obesity, and “organ restoration.” It is also used to kill germs and reduce pain and swelling caused by the body’s reaction to injury or illness (inflammation).Indian gooseberry seems to work by reducing total cholesterol levels, including the fatty acids called triglycerides, without affecting the “good cholesterol” called high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Gooseberries are related to currants, and, like currants, they are delicious in jams, jellies, and pies. Gooseberry or aaonla, the poor man`s apple is a very good source of dietary fibre and Vitamin C. This time-trusted herb boosts the immunity of the body. It works as an antioxidant to fight ageing. The gooseberry is especially beneficial in treating respiratory disorders. It also acts as a coolant and aaonla-based drinks are much sought after in summer. This review manuscript delineates the nutritional importance and therapeutic potentialities of Indian gooseberries, precisely.
Keywords: HDL, Atherosclerosis, Vitamin C, Skin rejuvenator, Hair tonic, Respiratory disorders, Rheumatism, Diabetes, Scurvy