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The Biobrio 5(1 & 2), 2018

Syzygium aqueum (Burm. f.) – Watery Rose Apple: Its Morphological, Ethnobotanical and Phytochemical Appraisal

B. K. Mukherjee, Tapan Seal, Reshmi Chatterjee


Syzygiumaqueum (Burm. f.) Alston is a medicinally valued Myrtacean member. The fruit is edible and has been used in several parts of the world, especially the South-East Asian countries including India. The fruit is of immense benefit to human health and is used in cure of several ailments. However, phytochemical studies pertaining to its phenolic and flavonoid content of the fruit has been performed in the on-going study. Besides antioxidant activity of the 80% aqueous ethanolic extract is also performed.

Keywords:    Syzygium aqueum, ethnobotany,medicinal, phenolic, flavonoid, antioxidant

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