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Healthcare Benefits of Hordeum vulgare L (Barley):A Phyto-Pharmacological Review


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1 Department of Pharmacology, Jamia Salafiya Pharmacy College, Malappuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Karpagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, India
3 Ayisha Majeed College of Pharmacy, Vavvakkavu, Kollam, Kerala, India
     

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Barley is one of the most ancient crops cultivated already some 1000 years ago. Barley cultivated for food and feed belongs to the species Hordeum vulgare L. For food purposes barley is mainly used as de-hulled grain or high fibre content products. Food produced from barley is a good source for many nutrients such as protein, fibre, minerals and B-vitamins. The fibre content of barley is high and rich in β-glucan that is mainly soluble. Fibre rich cereals such as barley are beneficial for balancing the human diet in a manner that is of no relevance for animals. HV reveal a broad spectrum of pharmacological activities including antioxidant, hyperglycemia reduction, cardiovascular and neuropharmacological effects. The objective of this review to summaries the phyto-pharmaological information's of HV, which can be investigated further to get novel molecules in the search of novel herbal drugs.

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Hordeum vulgare Linn.
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Authors

K. Rashid
Department of Pharmacology, Jamia Salafiya Pharmacy College, Malappuram, Kerala, India
C. Senthil Kumar
Department of Pharmacology, Karpagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, India
P. M. Mohammed Haleel
Ayisha Majeed College of Pharmacy, Vavvakkavu, Kollam, Kerala, India

Abstract


Barley is one of the most ancient crops cultivated already some 1000 years ago. Barley cultivated for food and feed belongs to the species Hordeum vulgare L. For food purposes barley is mainly used as de-hulled grain or high fibre content products. Food produced from barley is a good source for many nutrients such as protein, fibre, minerals and B-vitamins. The fibre content of barley is high and rich in β-glucan that is mainly soluble. Fibre rich cereals such as barley are beneficial for balancing the human diet in a manner that is of no relevance for animals. HV reveal a broad spectrum of pharmacological activities including antioxidant, hyperglycemia reduction, cardiovascular and neuropharmacological effects. The objective of this review to summaries the phyto-pharmaological information's of HV, which can be investigated further to get novel molecules in the search of novel herbal drugs.

Keywords


Hordeum vulgare Linn.

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