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Wide Spectrum Biological Activity of Lemon Peel: A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Research scholar govt arts and science college, Ratlam M.P., India
  • 2Govt Arts and Science College, Ratlam, MP, India
  • 3Department of Chemistry, Govt. Arts and Science College, Ratlam, MP, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 11, Issue (3), Pages 25-28, July,2 (2022)


Medicinal plants have always attracted a lot of interest in the scientific community with a prime focus towards the extraction, isolation, identification and study of antimicrobial compounds and various types of secondary metabolites. The peel of Citrus lemon has been found most effective against different food spoiled bacteria and fungus. The lemon peel extracts are a rich source of many polymethoxylated flavones and flavanones. The lemon is also rich source of ‘vitamin c’. Many phytochemical studies have demonstrated that compounds present in the peel extract play multiple roles in physiology hence making them important from the ecologically important. Also, the flavonoids reported in the extracts of lemon peel have antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antidiabetic and anticancer activities which make them commercially important and applicable in pharma and food industries.


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