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Published on:11/2010
Pharmacognosy Journal, 2010; 2(16):65-68
Research Article | doi:10.1016/S0975-3575(10)80053-7

A Comprehensive Review of a Magic Plant, Hippophae rhamnoides

Authors and affiliation (s):

*Barkat A Khan, Naveed Akhtar, Tariq Mahmood

1Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan


Reliance on herbal medicines in the management of diseases is still much experienced by a large share of the people especially rural population due to their easy accessibility and cost effectiveness. Because of greater than before attentiveness regarding significance of conventional medicine in health care, research on medicinal plants would be valuable. Hippophae rhamnoides has been used customary in Chinese and Russian medicine for some decades. Today, a range of health products are being manufactured from Hippophae rhamnoides. Applications include skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, lupus erythematosus and dermatosus, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, burns, digestive tract disorders, anti-inflammation and UV radiations protecting effects. This review aims, (I) to refresh the importance of Hippophae rhamnoides to the medicinal plant researchers and (ii) to presents new information such as anti-sebum secretion effects of Hippophae rhamnoides.

Key words: Sea Buckthorn, Topical applications, Magic plant.


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