Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3833


An overview on phytomedicinal approaches of Zanthoxylum armatum DC.: An important magical medicinal plant

Latika Brijwal*, Aseesh Pandey and Sushma Tamta    
Department of Biotechnology, Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Bhimtal Campus K.U. Nainital, Uttarakhand 263136 India.    
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 October 2012
  •  Published: 25 February 2013


This paper compile a review on pharmacological studies, phytochemical analysis and problem associated with Zanthoxylum armatum DC. The different plant parts like leaves, fruits, stem, bark, seeds and roots are used in indigenous medicine preparation against various diseases. It shows antioxidative, antitumor, antiinflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial and insecticidal/larvicidal activity. For their bioactive principles extensive chemical analysis resulted in this specie. Due to significant medicinal properties andcontinuous increasing demand put this plant in endangered category (IUCN). This plant has effective phytomedicinal action.


Key wordsZanthoxylum armatum, endangered, propagation, medicinal plant.