Ethanobotanical, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Zizyphus nummularia (Burm. F.): A Review


  • Babita Aggarwal School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Pankaj Sharma School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • HS Lamba Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, H. R. Institute of Pharmacy, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India


Chhoti ber, Cyclopeptide alkaloids, Nummularine, Zizyphus nummularia


Zizyphus nummularia (Burm. F.), Family: Rhamnaceae, is widely distributed in dry regions of India. It is a bushy weed used as folk medicine. The plant is valued for its nutritional edible fruits. Traditionally, it is used in mental retardation, fever, diarrhea, dysentery. The plant has been evaluated for various pharmacological activities such as anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifertility activity. Present review discusses phytochemistry and pharmacological aspects of the drug.


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Babita Aggarwal, Pankaj Sharma, HS Lamba. Ethanobotanical, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Zizyphus nummularia (Burm. F.): A Review. ijp [Internet]. 2018 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 May 19];10(3):137-4. Available from:



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