RAVI KUMAR*, ANIL DUHAN, SARITA SANGWAN, NEELAM YADAV, AJAY SINGH, DEEPAK KAUSHIK, RAJESH KUMAR ARYA*, GAJRAJ SINGH DAHIYA, JHABAR MAL SUTALIYA, VIPAN KUMAR, VIKASH YADAV AND PAWAN KUMAR
Department of Chemistry,
Medicinal, Aromatics and Potential Crops Section, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding,
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received : 05 September 2022; Accepted : 29 September 2022)
Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is a protein rich leguminous crop having a host of bioactive phytochemicals in its mature seeds, green pods as well as leaves. These phytochemicals including phenolic compounds, flavonoids, bioactive peptides, resistant starch, dietary fibres, -aminobutyric acid (GABA), l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) etc.are mainly responsible for various biological activities like antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti- malarial, anticancer, cholesterol-lowering etc., Keeping in view, the recent growing interest on plant based nutraceuticals and nutritional and health benefits of faba bean, it has been considered pertinent to review the biological activities shown by various plant parts of faba bean.
Key words: Faba bean, antibacterial, antifungal, L-DOPA, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, favism