3. MURRAYA KOENIGII (L)-A MULTIPOTENTIAL MEDICINAL PLANTS by VINEETA, T. DEY AND U. LEPCHA

  • VINEETA, T. DEY

Abstract

Murraya koenigii (L) Spreng. is an tropical and subtropical tree commonly known as curry leaf or curry neem is an important Indian culinary medicinal plant with high aroma belonging to the family Rutaceae. It represents more than 150 genera and 1600 species (Jain et al., 2012). It is more or less deciduous shrub or small tree upto a height of 6 meters in Himalayan region and 15-40 cm in diameter. The main stem is dark green to brownish in colour with numerous dots on it; its bark can be peeled off longitudinally, exposing the white wood underneath. Leaves are alternate, exstipulate, bipinnately compound, 30 cm long, each bearing 24 leaflets, having reticulate venation. Flowers, bisexual, white, funnel-shaped, sweetly scented, stalked the average diameter of a fully opened flower being 1.12 cm. Fully ripe fruits are black in colour which is round to oblong, 1.4 to 1.6 cm long, 1 to 1.2 cm in diameter; weight, 880 mg; volume, 895 micro litres. The individual seed is 11 mm long, 8 mm in diameter (Singh et al., 2014).

Author Biography

VINEETA, T. DEY

VINEETA, T. DEY AND U. LEPCHA

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY, UTTAR BANGA KRISHI VISWAVIDYALAY, PUNDIBARI, COOCH BEHAR.

Corresponding author’s e-mail: babra.vini@gmail.com

References

Dheeraj, K.G., Jakhar, S and Dahiya, P. 2014. Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng: an ethnobotanical, phytochemical and pharmacological review. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry., 3 (3): 109-119.
Satyavati, G.V., Gupta, A.K and Tendon, N. 1987. Medicinal Plants of India. Indian council of medical research., 2:289-299.
Singh, S., More, P.K., and Mohan, S.M. 2014. Curry Leaves (Murraya koenigii Linn. Sprengal)- A Mircale Plant. Indian J.Sci., 4(1):46-52.
Jain, V., Momin, M., and Laddha, K. 2012. Murraya Koenigii: An Updated Review. International Journal Of Ayurvedic And Herbal Medicine., 2(4):607-627.
Published
2017-08-01
How to Cite
T. DEY, VINEETA,. 3. MURRAYA KOENIGII (L)-A MULTIPOTENTIAL MEDICINAL PLANTS by VINEETA, T. DEY AND U. LEPCHA. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 90, aug. 2017. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/423>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2017.