A review on pharmacognostic, phytochemical and pharmacological data of various species of Hippophae (Sea buckthorn)

Deepak N. Kapoor

Abstract


Hippophae (Elaeagnaceae) widely known as “Sea buckthorn” is a wonderful plant found in the Himalayan region with multiple pharmacological and commercial benefits. Sea buckthorn plant exhibits a broad range of therapeutic uses as an effective natural remedy for cancer, inflammation, central nervous system diseases, wound healing, microbial infections, and many more medical conditions. Common constituents of Hippophae species are flavonoids, unsaturated, and saturated fatty acids. Presently, research work is going on various sea buckthorn based products which are available in the market for medicinal, nutraceutical, and cosmeceutical applications. This review summarizes the existing information for comparison between the different species of Hippophae in relation to their pharmacognostic properties, phytochemistry, ethanopharmacology and pharmacological activities reported for sea buckthorn plant published in scientific journals, books, and scientific reports.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v11i01.874

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