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Pharmacological Activity and Nutritional Potential of Buchanania lanzan Spreng

Pharmacological Activity and Nutritional Potential of Buchanania lanzan Spreng
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Author(s): Akanksha Awasthi (Babu Banarasi Das Northern India Institute of Technology, India) and Nisha (Central University of Rajasthan, India)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 8
Source title: Ethnopharmacological Investigation of Indian Spices
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Neha Mishra (Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2524-1.ch008

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Abstract

The plant science that studies the historical and current uses of plants is called ethnobotany. Spices and herbs have since medieval times been categorized as having medicinal properties. India is a land of spices, and several spices have been grown in the country. Buchanania lanzan Spreng, commonly known as char, achar, and chironji, is one among these spices. It has been referred to as one having immense value and medicinal use. The chapter discusses the cultivation, uses, chemical constituents, and therapeutic activities of Buchanania lanzan Spreng and emphasizes the need for and importance of pharmacognostic study.

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