Sherin Monichan1, Christine Thevamirtha2, Rex Jeya Rajkumar Samdavid Thanapaul3 and Paulraj Mosae Selvakumar1,2*
1Panaiyaanmai (Palmyraculture), The Centre for Self-reliance and Sustainable Development, Munnetram Green Industry, Kadayam, Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu, India
2Science and Math Program, Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh, India
3Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
*Corresponding Author: Paulraj Mosae Selvakumar, Science and Math program, Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh, India.
Received: August 19, 2021; Published: October 23, 2021
Asia and Africa have always been grateful for their rich heritage and beautiful nature, which have evolved and been preserved over time. Among these natural beings is the Asian palmyra palm (Borassus flabellifer L.), which has been around since the prehistoric era. People in the past used this palm as a writing material. According to Tamil literature, it has 801 different uses. Palmyraculture, or the plantation and use of palmyra for a sustainable and eco-friendly way to satisfy a self-sufficient living, has grown in importance in today's world of technology and research. It has emerged as a potential anti-microbial agent against various bacterial infection, particularly in the field of medicine. However, this perennial gift of nature has entered the world of nanotechnology, where it serves as a sustainable source to the green synthesis of many types of nanomaterials such as gold, silver, zinc-oxide, bimetallic NPs, and also nanocomposites, nanofilms, nano-fibrillated cellulose, and diverse its applications towards a challenging field known as “nanomedicine.” Furthermore, in this review, we have described various types of nanoparticles biogenically synthesized from different parts of Palmyra such as fruit, sap, toddy, leaves, sprout root, and seed, as well as their medical and other applications, their opportunities and challenges.
Keywords: Palmyra; Palmyraculture; Nanotechnology; Green Synthesis; Nanomaterials; Nanomedicines
Citation: Paulraj Mosae Selvakumar., et al. “Palmyra Culture: An Insight into the Nano Medicines from Palmyra Palm (Borassus flabellifer L.)”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.11 (2021): 143-153.
Copyright: © 2021 Paulraj Mosae Selvakumar., 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.