DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Tue, 25 Jun 2019

Revision: Chemical and biological activities of Corchorus olitorious L.

Md. Torequl Islam1*, Rivelilson Mendes de Freitas2,Irin Sultana1, Jasmin Akther Hossain1, Ayesha Mahmood1, Ashim Kumar Kundu3

1.Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Southern University Bangladesh, Mehedibag-4000, Chittagnog, Bangladesh.

2.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia, Universidade Federal do Piauí, PI 64049-550, Teresina, Brasil.

3.Department of Botany, Govt. M.M. College, Jessore-7420, Bangladesh.


The present study was conducted on the basis of previous chemical and biological; national and international research works on Corchorus olitorious Linn. For this, published articles, dissertations, magazines, and book reports were collected, from the past up to 2012. Aim of the work was targeted to exploit the medicinal information among both the users and non-users, benefited by this species world-wide in. Protein, lipid, calcium, iron, carotene, vitamins, folic acid and some enzymes have been reported from the leaves, still used as vegetables. Essential phytoconstituents like flavonoids, saponins, tannins, steroids, glycosides, sugars and triterpenes isolated from leaf, bark, root and seeds of the C. olitorious have been reported   for their cardiac, anti-malarial and hepato-protective activities.

Keywords: Bangladesh, biological, chemical, Corchorus olitorious L.

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