ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON PLANT PROFILE AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF HYLOCEREUS UNDATUS FRUIT
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Purilla Salomi, Sabella Venkata Prasanna *, Rayadurgam Naveen, Durgesam Ramya, Challa Haritha
Abstract: The dragon fruit is a relatively new super fruit on the Indian market. Because of its appealing fruit colour and mouth-watering pulp with edible black seed imbedded within the pulp, nutraceutical value, excellent export potential, and highly remunerative in nature, it is gaining tremendous popularity among growers. It produces yield from 14-16 months after stem cutting and yield up to 20 years. This review summarizes the phytochemicals which are present in Hylocereus undatus are: Proteins, Steroids, Carbohydrates, alkaloids, Phenolic Compounds, Tannins, Flavonoid’s and Saponins, and pharmacological aspects of dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) are: Antioxidant Activity, Anti-Cancer Activity, Anti- Microbial Activity, Cardio Protective Activity, Pre-biotic Activity.
Keyword: Hylocereus undatus, remunerative, nutraceutical value, Dragon Fruit, Phytochemicals, Pharmacological Actions.