Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activities of Arachis hypogaea. - A Review

Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activities of Arachis hypogaea. - A Review


Ali Esmail Al-Snafi


Abstract

Peanut is one of the most important crops in the world, both for vegetative oil and as a protein source. It is the fourth important oilseed crop of the world in production after soybean, cottonseed and rapeseed. It also contains flavonoids, carbohydrate, mineral and vitamins. The previous pharmacological studies showed that peanut exerted antioxidant, hypolipidemic, antiinflammatory, analgesia mediated by opioid receptor affinity, sympathomimetic, endocrine, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, sedative, hypotensive and haemostatic effects. The present review will highlight the chemical constituents and the pharmacological and therapeutic effects of Arachis hypogaea.


Keywords

Arachis hypogaea, Peanut, Antioxidant, Hypolipidemic, Sympathomimetic, Endocrine, Antimicrobial, Hypotensive and Haemostatic


Cite This Article

Ali Esmail Al-Snafi. (2014). Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activities of Arachis hypogaea. – A Review. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 615-623.

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