Medicinal Value of Apricot: A Review
Department of Pharmacology, Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Chandigarh-140 401, 1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Indore Institute of Pharmacy, Rau-Pithampur Road, Rau, Indore-453 331, 2Dr. Batra's Homeopathic Clinic, M. G. Road, Indore-452 001, India
Department of Pharmacology, Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Chandigarh-140401, India, E-mail: [email protected]
Herbs are one of the most important sources of medicines for humans for confronting diseases and disorders. Even after several developments in the field of allopathic system of medicine, untoward reactions could not be prevented from being an integral part of modern medicines. Plants are one of the major sources of drug discovery in modern as well as traditional system of medicines worldwide. More than 70 % of marketed drugs are either natural or semisynthetic materials derived from plants. Most literature on complementary alternative medicine worldwide either report the structure of phytoconstituents present in medicinal plants or demonstrate a mechanistic basis for the pharmacological activities possessed by them. Medicinal and therapeutic impact of apricot has not been explored so far. In this review, an attempt has been made highlight the medicinal impact of apricot and its kernel for the treatment of alimentary disorders by summarizing published literature reports till date. Apricot exhibited diversified effects on liver regeneration to myocardial ischemia reperfusion.