Ziziphus xylopyrus (Retz.) Wild.: A plant of enormous biomedical potential

Dr. Vijay Mishra

Abstract


In the current scenario, demand for the herbal products is growing exponentially worldwide. Herbal medicine is becoming an integral part of both traditional and modern system of medicines for the treatment of various ailments and diseases. A number of plant materials are under research for exploiting their potential medicinal values, and Ziziphus xylopyrus (Retz.) Wild. is one of them. The main phytoconstituents of this plant include quercetin, quercitrin, kaempferol, kaempferol-4’-methylether, and cyclopeptide alkaloids amphibine-H and nummularine-K, which show a variety of biomedical applications. The present review sheds light onthe botanical profile, phytoconstituents, traditional and ethnomedicinal uses as well as different pharmacological activities of Z. xylopyrus plant.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v12i02.1782

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