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A Systematic Review of Domestication, Ethnopharmacological Use, Phytochemistry, Nutritional Composition, and Biological Activities of Parkia Biglobosa (Jacq.) R.Br. ex G.Don

BIOMED Natural and Applied Science, 2021,1(1);20-31


Medicinal plants are an unceasing source of herbal medicine from which many molecules are being isolated for the treatment of various diseases. Parkia biglobosa (family; Mimosaceae), commonly known as African locust bean is an economically vivacious plant of tropical and subtropical regions, cultivated in many countries across the world. Parkia biglobosa contains a broad spectrum of phytochemicals, including polysaccharides, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, tannins, saponins, glycosides, sterols, triterpenes, saponosides, tannins, reducing compounds, coumarins, anthocyanosides, flavonosides. These bioactive components are responsible for the pharmacological properties of this auspicious plant and demonstrate its importance in daily intake and alimentation. Traditionally, different parts of the plant are used as anticancer, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetes, antibacterial activity, antifungal activity, antiinflammatory activity. In the current review, pharmacological attributes, the nutritional value of Parkia biglobosa, and the medicinal properties of its various parts have been elaborated to provide collective information on this multipurpose commercial plant.

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Dauda Muhammed1, Abubakar A. Yusuf, Bernard O. Odey, Adenike R. Rhamatallah, Gbolagade A. Adegbola, Rotimi Abdulhakeem Agboola


Muhammed, M., Yusuf, A.A., Odey, B.O., Rhamatallah, A.R., Adegbola G.A., Agboola, R.A. (2021). A systematic review of domestication, ethnopharmacological use, phytochemistry, nutritional composition, and biological activities of Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) R.Br. ex G.Don. BIOMED Natural and Applied Science. 1(1);01-12

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