Broccoli: An Insight into Formulation and Patentability AspectsPalak1, Kriti Soni2, Aarzoo Thakur1 and Kanchan Kohli2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kanchan Kohli
Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy
Jamia Hamdard University, Hamdard Nagar
New Delhi, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 10, 2016; Accepted date: November 28, 2016; Published date: December 05, 2016
Citation: Palak, Soni K, Thakur A, Kohli K (2016) Broccoli: An Insight into Formulation and Patentability Aspects. Drug Des 5:139. doi: 10.4172/2169-0138.1000139
Copyright: © 2016 Palak, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Broccoli is an edible plant which has many medicinal advantages. Chemical constituent of broccoli include sulforaphane, glucoiberin, glucoraphanin, carotenoids, myrosinase and vitamins, Sulforaphane being the most useful one. Sulforaphane is an isothiocyanate which is formed due to the activity of enzyme myrosinase on glucoraphanin. Broccoli can be used for treatment of cancer, skin disease, arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease, cholesterol, etc. This article highlights the global scenario of nutraceuticals and the present available formulations made from broccoli. This article also gives a brief knowledge about formulations of broccoli that have been researched. Research has been done but presently there are very less formulations that are available to the people. With the current growing populations and health trends, need for nutraceuticals like broccoli based products is increasing.