Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0975-4393

ISSN Online :  2349-2988


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Phytochemical aspect of Cannabis sativa (L.)

Address:   Namrta Choudhary*, M.B. Siddiqui , Shazia, K.M. Abdul Raoof
Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
*Corresponding Author

Cannabis sativa L. is dioecious, an aromatic annual flowering herb with height ranging from 1 to 5 meter family Cannabiaceae. This paper presents a review on chemical composition of C.sativa. C.sativa contains various chemical constituents such as terpenoids, flavonoids, carbohydrates, fatty acids, hydrocarbon and various other chemical compounds which responsible for treating diverse diseases such as treating migraine, epilepsy, malaria, glaucoma, nausea from chemotherapy, for improving appetite in patients with cancer, AIDS, and anorexia nervosa and for suppressing muscular spasms in multiple sclerosis etc.
Cannabis sativa , phytochemistry, cannabinoids, non-cannabinoids.
Namrta Choudhary, M.B. Siddiqui , Shazia, K.M. Abdul Raoof. Phytochemical aspect of Cannabis sativa (L.). Research J. Science and Tech 5(2): April- June, 2013 page 284-288.
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