Ethnobotanical Profiles and Phytochemical Constituents of Barringtonia racemosa L. for Potential Scrutiny of Bioactive Compounds through Plant Biotechnology


  • Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA,40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia


This paper reviews the traditional uses and customs of people in the use of Barringtonia racemosa L., a type of plant mangrove species in their daily life and medicinal approaches. In addition, the phytochemical constituents and the studies in plant biotechnology carried out on this species were also reviewed and summarized by referring to the available documented literatures. It is aimed to provide a systematic review of such topics to facilitate understanding and providing information regarding that particular species. From the current review of literature, it has been clearly depicted that B. racemosa is having promising potentials for natural product discovery through plant biotechnology to be further scrutinized in this species. The information gathered from the ethnobotanical uses of this species as well as its phytochemical constituents are useful to provide a significant background for future works regarding plant secondary metabolites from this species to be further explored by the application of plant biotechnology.


Barringtonia racemosa L., Ethnobotany, Ethnopharmacology, Plant Bioactive Compounds, Phytochemistry

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