Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)
Review on Maranta arundinacea L. (Marantacea)
Nowfa Firoskhan, Ragunathan Muthuswamy
Our earth has a wealthy plant with medicinal properties. Plants are a good source of nutrition as well as medicines. Plants have these properties due to the presence of different bioactive compounds. As they are being used for different diseases condition with fewer side effects from the traditional period onwards, there is a great demand for medicines or drugs of plant-derived ones. Maranta arundinacea L., (West Indian arrowroot) belongs to the family Marantaceae having 31 genera and about 550 species. It is a good starchy medicinal plant that has easily digestible starch and is used for various stomach and urinary-related problems. And due to its rich starch, it can be used in food industries also. Arrowroot possesses many phytochemicals and thus they exhibit antidiarrheal, antiulcer, antioxidant, antimicrobial, vibriocidal, immunostimulatory effects. In this article, it's phytochemical screening, pharmacognostic studies, pharmacological activity screening will be reviewed out.
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Nowfa Firoskhan, Ragunathan Muthuswamy. Review on Maranta arundinacea L. (Marantacea). Int. J. Pharmacogn. Pharm. Res. 2021;3(1):01-04.