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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 8
First page : ( 3969) Last page : ( 3976)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00702.7

A review on ethnobotany, phytochemistry and pharmacology on Rumex hastatus

Verma Kapil Kumar1,*, Gautam Rupesh K2, Choudhary Amit1, Gupta Ghanshyam Das3, Singla Shivali4, Goyal Sachin4

1School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India

2MM School of Pharmacy, MM University, Sadopur-Ambala-134007, India

3ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga-142001, Punjab, India

4Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy, Kala Amb-173030, Himachal Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kkvmpharm09@gmail.com

Online published on 16 September, 2020.


Rumex hastatus (Polygonaceae), known as “Khatimal”, is perennial shrub found as a common weed all over the hills of India and Pakistan. The intact plant is used in traditional and folkloric systems of medicine. In traditional systems of medicine, the plant is reputed for its laxative, tonic agent, diuretic, against rheumatism, skin diseases, piles, bleeding of the lungs, foot and mouth infections, asthma, cough, jaundice, headache, diarrhea, dysentery, fever, weakness and scabies. The whole plant is ascribed to possess medicinal virtues in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. The review reveals that phytochemical constituents of extensive range have been separated from the plants and it possesses main pharmacological activities like hepatoprotective, antinociceptive, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antibacterial, phytotoxic, cytotoxic, antidiarrhoeal, neurodegenerative disorders, antitumor and anti-angiogenic potentials. This review highlights the phytochemical, conventional, ethno botanical, pharmacological information available on R. hastatus, which might be obliging for researchers and scientists to find out new element entities responsible for its claimed conventional uses.



Rumex hastatus, Khatimal, Ayurvedic and Unani systems, Phytochemical constituents, Pharmacological activities.


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