G. Sindhu*, P. V. Priya, T. Usha Kiran Reddy, K. Muni Raja Lakshmi, Ch. Apparao, M. Raviteja
S.V College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India
A B S T R A C T
Banana is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. Banana plant is a pseudo stem, palm like aspect having large leaves over lapping bases of each other to form a false trunk. It is grown in the tropical and Sub tropical countries and are widely used for its nutritional values. The plant has been used as a fodder, ailments of different disorders and it is having various activities like cholesterol reducing activity, antioxidant activity, hepatoprotective potential, anti-ulcer activity, anti-cancer activity, inhibitory activity, Immunomodulatory activity wound healing activity, antibacterial activity antidiabetic activity, anti-leishmanial activity. The Plant has many nutrients and biological active compounds. The present objective of this review is to highlight the various chemical constituents and different pharmacological activities of the plant.
Keywords: Musa accuminata, hepatoprotective, anti diabetic, anti – ulcer, anti-oxidant