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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 5
First page : ( 2131) Last page : ( 2138)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00395.5

A review on medicinal properties of Zanthoxylum armatum DC

Mukhtar Hayat M.1, Kalsi Vandna2,3,*

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Pharmacy, Patti, Punjab, India

2IKG Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India

3Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vandana.kalsi@lpu.co.in

Online published on 21 August, 2018.


Plant-based medication disclosure has drawn the consideration of researchers, particularly the ones utilized as conventional solutions. Because of its rich biodiversity, India has the richest plant based medicinal traditional system Ayurveda. Zanthoxylum armatum DC. from family Rutaceae, also known as Indian prickly ash finds an important place in Indian medicinal system. It has been used as stomachic, carminative, anthelmintic. The fruits have been used in dental problems and their lotion for scabies. The plant has been screened for various biological activities like antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anthelmintic, cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory, mosquito larvicidal, hepatoprotective, antinociceptive, immunomodulatory, antioxidant activity and cardiovascular problems. It has also been subjected to allelopathic studies. Various studies have indicated the presence of a variety of medicinally important chemical constituents in the plant. It contains alkaloids, essential oil, resins, sterols, triterpenes, glycosides, saponins, tannins and flavonoids. Significant medicinal properties and excessive increase in demand has put this plant in the category of endangered plants. In this review, the authors have done an effort to compile up the literature available on the medicinal properties of this amazing traditional healer.



Zanthoxylum armatum DC, Rutaceae, Indian prickly ash, Cytotoxic, Hepatoprotective.


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