A Review on Nephelium lappaceum L.

Penulis: Narumi Sekar Sukmandari, Gouri Kumar Dash, Wan Hafizah W. Jusof, Muhammad Hanafi.
Nephelium lappaceum L. (Family- Sapindaceae), popularly known as Rambutan, is an evergreen tree, native to Malaysia but grown in other parts of the world. The plant has been used as traditional medicine for centuries especially as a remedy for diabetes and high blood pressure. Further, the fruits always remained as a potential source of minerals and other nutrients. A thorough literature survey revealed that the plant possesses several biological activities such as antidiabetic, analgesic, antiinflammatory, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, anticancer, antimicrobial and antiviral activities against dengue virus. This paper outlines an updated review on this important plant focusing on the traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological aspects that would assist researchers to search scientific information in the future.

Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 10 (8), 2819-2827, 2017.

ISSN / ISBN / IBSN : ISSN Print : 0974-3618 ISSN Online : 0974-360X

No. Arsip : LIPI-17175