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A review on Balanites aegyptiaca Del (desert date): phytochemical constituents, traditional uses, and pharmacological activity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22096319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Balanites aegyptiaca Del. (Zygophyllaceae), known as 'desert date,' is spiny shrub or tree up to l0 m tall, widely distributed in dry land areas of Africa and South Asia. It is traditionally used in treatment of various ailments i.e. jaundice, intestinal worm infection, wounds, malaria, syphilis, epilepsy, dysentery, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoid, stomach aches, asthma, and fever. It contains protein, lipid, carbohydrate, alkaloid, saponin, flavonoid, and organic acid. Present review summarizes the traditional claims, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of B. aegyptiaca Del reported in scientific literature.
Authors:
Daya L Chothani; H U Vaghasiya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmacognosy reviews     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0976-2787     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharmacogn Rev     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  2011-11-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101570880     Medline TA:  Pharmacogn Rev     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-62     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacognosy, Pioneer Degree Pharmacy College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
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