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Pharmacological Importance of Buchnania Lanzan Spreng

Chaturvedi Dev Sharan, Chaturvedi Barkha


Anxiety is a neurological disorder. It is a common disorder in the community, and these are common in primary and secondary medical health care system. It is a general term used to describe physical and emotional distress which interferes with normal life. It is an emotional state, unpleasant in nature, exaggerated feeling of apprehension, uncertainty & fear about some defined or undefined future threat. Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases that have been characterized by the progressive impairment of cognitive function, changes in behavior. Buchanania lanzan Spreng. (B. lanzan) (Chironji) is a medium size tree belonging to family Anacardiaceae. The leaves are reported to contain tannins, triterpenoids, saponins, flavonoids, kaempferol-7-o’glucosides, quercetin-3-rahmnoglucoside, quercetin, gallic acid, and glycoside. Three major chemical components of potent medicinal value, namely Celidoniol, Vomicine, and Epinitol have been characterized by an organic extract of leaves. It is a plant in Ayurveda contents various pharmacological activities such as antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, antidiarrheal, antivenom activity, antistress and memory booster activity and antioxidant activity.

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