Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Therapeutic Application of Prosopis cineraria Linn: A Review
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015, Pages: 33-39
Received: Dec. 8, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 9, 2014; Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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Khandelwal Preeti, Department of Botany, B. B. D. Government P. G. College, Chimanpura (Shahpura), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Sharma Ram Avatar, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Agarwal Mala, Department of Botany, B. B. D. Government P. G. College, Chimanpura (Shahpura), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Abstract
Prosopis cineraria is locally known as Khejri one of the most common tree of the Indian desert belonging to family Mimosacease. It has been reported that the plant contains anti -inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antifungal, anticancer, antidiabetic, hypolipidemic, abortifacient, antioxidant, antimicrobial and wound healing properties. This is a preferred tree for agro-forestry and is a popular renewable source of fuel, fodder, timber and vegetables needed by local hosts. Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce is a deep rooted, nitrogen fixing, multipurpose tree endemic to the hot deserts of India.
Keywords
Prosopis cineraria L., Sangari, Thar Desert, Rajasthan
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Khandelwal Preeti, Sharma Ram Avatar, Agarwal Mala, Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Therapeutic Application of Prosopis cineraria Linn: A Review, Journal of Plant Sciences. Special Issue: Medicinal Plants. Vol. 3, No. 1-1, 2015, pp. 33-39. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.s.2015030101.15
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