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Pharmacognosy Journal, 2013; 5(3):123-126
Review Article | doi:10.1016/j.phcgj.2013.04.006

Morin Hydrate: Botanical origin, pharmacological activity and its applications: A mini-review

Authors and affiliation (s):

Jonnalagadda Venu Gopal*

Incharge-Biomedical Services, SDARF, Panvel, Maharastra 410206, India.


Flavonoids are one of the secondary metabolites belongs to a polyphenolic group, and are commonly found from different parts of the plant sources like fruit, vegetables, nuts, stems, seeds, flowers, tea, wine, propolis and honey. Flavonoids have been used in different ailments like anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral activity etc. In the past decade, Morin Hydrate (3,5,7,20,40-pentahydroxyflavone) a poly phenol compound has been extensively studied for different pharmacological activities in various human disorders, with slight side effects. This mini-review summarises the origin, nomenclature and highlights of its pharmacological activities.

Key words: Anti-inflammatory,Flavonoids,Morin Hydrate,Poly phenols,Xanthine oxidase inhibitor.


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