PHYTO-PHARMACOLOGY of Berberis aristata DC: A REVIEW
Plants have been the basis of many traditional medicines throughout the world for thousands of years and continue to provide new remedies to mankind. Plants are one of the richest sources of compounds. Berberis aristata is one of the plants used in Ayurveda for several remedies. Berberis aristata commonly known asÂ â€œDaru haldhi and Chitraâ€ is spinous herb native to northern Himalaya region. The plantÂ isÂ widely distributedÂ from Himalayas to Srilanka, Bhutan,Â andÂ hilly areas ofÂ Nepal.Â Berberis aristata is usedÂ in ayurvedicÂ medicinesÂ fromÂ veryÂ long time. Â It is used as a tonic, alternative, demulscent, diaphoretic, and diuretic, in the treatment of diarrhoea, jaundice and skin diseases, syphilis, chronic rheumatism and urinary disorders. Scientific evidence suggests its versatile biological functions that support its traditional use in the orient. Â PhytochemicalÂ studiesÂ showsÂ thatÂ plant BerberisÂ aristata containsÂ mainlyÂ yellowÂ colored alkaloids Berberine,Â oxyberberine,Â berbamine,Â aromoline,Â aÂ protoberberineÂ alkaloidÂ karachine,Â palmatine, oxycanthineÂ andÂ taxilamineÂ andÂ tannins,Â sugar,Â starch.Â TheÂ plantÂ hasÂ effectiveÂ pharmacologicalÂ actionÂ andÂ shows promising future for further researches. Â This review aims to highlight the ethnobotany, pharmacognostic and pharmacological uses of Berberis aristata
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Mazumder P, Das S, Das sanjita, Das M. PHYTO-PHARMACOLOGY of Berberis aristata DC: A REVIEW. JDDT [Internet]. 9Dec.2011 [cited 22Feb.2020];1(2). Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/34
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