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A Review of Murraya koenigii (Curry Tree) which act as a Multiskilled Medicinal Plant with Various Medicinal Properties

Rashmi Zade Nasare, Sheelpriya Walde, Suhas Padmane


Medicinal plants are used in herbalism. They form the easily available source of healthcare purposes in rural and tribal areas. World’s about 80% population relies upon herbal products because they have been considered safe, effective, and economical. This review article describes the medicinal importance of the medicinal plant Murraya koenigii. It should be used to cure the symptoms of variety of diseases.


Chemical constituents, curry tree, medicinal plant, medicinal property, pharmacological activity

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