Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory and Antipyretic Effects of Bioactive Compounds from Passiflora Species

  • Narendra Narain
  • Saravanan Shanmugam
  • Adriano Antunes de Souza Araújo


This chapter reviews the research work undertaken to identify and quantify bioactive compounds present in different parts (pulp, peel and seeds) of various Passiflora species. Passion fruit is rich in minerals (calcium and phosphorus) and vitamins, especially A, C, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. It is also a very good source of carotenoids, flavonoids anthocyanins and alkaloids. The research also reveals the potential of different dosages of various extracts isolated from the different species of Passiflora as applied in various pharmaceutical applications such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activities caused by newly identified flavonoid compounds in that species. The review presents up-to-date knowledge on different Passiflora species and its potential for pharmaceutical applications.


Passion fruit Chemical constituent Pharmaceutical applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narendra Narain
    • 1
  • Saravanan Shanmugam
    • 2
  • Adriano Antunes de Souza Araújo
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Flavor and Chromatographic AnalysisFederal University of SergipeSao CristovaoBrazil
  2. 2.Department of PharmacyFederal University of SergipeSao CristovaoBrazil

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