Pharmacognosy Journal, 2011; 3(22):18-23
Review Article | doi:10.5530/pj.2011.22.4
Review: A Rare Medicinal Herb Zizyphus xylopyrus (Retz.) Willd
In the present scenario, demand for the herbal products is growing exponentially through out the world and various pharmaceutical sectors are currently conducting extensive research on plant materials for their potential medicinal value. This inclination seems to be a result of people all over the world looking for various alternative system of medicine. The research of blending traditional knowledge with modern experimental methodology for testing the efficacy and safety of herbal drugs is increasing. Keeping this point of view the present work has been presented to explore the efficacy and medicinal values of a rare medicinal plant known as Zizyphus xylopyrus (Retz.) Willd (ZX). The available literatures on this plant though very less, divulges that it contains many phytoconstituents like, Flavonoids, Tannins, Saponins, Terpenoids, etc. which when pharmacologically tested proved to be medicinally significant. In vast research, all these phytochemicals has shown their variety of medicinal values, more potent compared to available allopathic medicines in some cases. Apart from that, ZX has shown its promising effect even in the Central Nervous System. Though much of scientific work has not been done on this plant, so in this context it needs to be heeded in all the medicinal and pharmaceutical concerns.
Key words: Zizyphus, Flavonoids, Pharmacology, Phytochemistry.
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