Solanum tuberosum L: Botanical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Nutritional Significance


  • Anjum Sahair R Division of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research. (Deemed to be University), SS Nagara, Mysuru-570015.
  • Sneha S Division of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research. (Deemed to be University), SS Nagara, Mysuru-570015.
  • Raghu N Division of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research. (Deemed to be University), SS Nagara, Mysuru-570015.
  • Gopenath TS Division of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research. (Deemed to be University), SS Nagara, Mysuru-570015.
  • Murugesan Karthikeyan Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Quest International University Perak, Malaysia.
  • Ashok Gnanasekaran Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Quest International University Perak, Malaysia.
  • Chandrashekrappa GK Chairman, Faculty of Life Sciences, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research. (Deemed to be University), SS Nagara, Mysuru-570015.
  • Kanthesh M Basalingappa Division of Molecular Biology Faculty of Life Sciences JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, (Deemed to be University) Mysuru-570015


Solanum tuberosum, potato, Phytochemical, Pharmacological, anti-inflammatory


Solanum tuberosum commonly known as potato belongs to solanaceae family. The whole part of potato plant including leaves; tuber, peel and juice are used in traditional medicine. A number of pharmacological activities of potato have been reported viz. Antioxidant, anticancer, antiallergy, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiobesity, anti-ulcer activity. Potato contains Phenolic acids, anthocyanin, flavonoids, vitamin B6, vitamin B3, pantothenic acid, potassium, manganese, phosphorous; copper and fibres. The medicinal properties, traditional uses, nutritional value, phytochemical constituents, taxonomy, geographic origin and distribution have been mentioned in this present review to provide collective data for multipurpose benefits.


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Anjum Sahair R, Sneha S, Raghu N, Gopenath TS, Murugesan Karthikeyan, Ashok Gnanasekaran, Chandrashekrappa GK, Kanthesh M Basalingappa. Solanum tuberosum L: Botanical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Nutritional Significance. ijp [Internet]. 2018 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 May 19];10(3):115-24. Available from:



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