International Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis

Prosopis Spicigera: A Nature’s Gift

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Author Details: Manoj V. Girase, Monika L. Jadhav, Ashish S. Jain

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2797

Print ISSN : 2394-2789

Article First Page : 49

Article End Page : 52


The Prosopis spicigera Linn. is locally known as Khejri one of the most common medicinal plant of the Indian desert. The plant is very useful and famous especially in desert area due to its spread ability and importance. The plant is known as “Golden tree” or “Wonder tree” of the desert. It is an important herbal plant as mentioned in ancient literature. It is used traditionally in the treatment of various infirmities like leukoderma, leprosy, asthma, dyspepsia etc. The numbers of phytoconstituents like tannins, steroids, flavone derivatives, alkaloids etc. has been isolated from the plant. Pharmacological activities like anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antifungal, anticancer, antidiabetic, hypolipidemic, abortifacient, antioxidant, antimicrobial and wound healing properties have been reported of different plant extracts. The present review deals with phytoconstituents and potential pharmacological activities of Prosopis spicigera.

Prosopis spicigera, Shami, Wonder tree