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Volume 8 Issue 3
March-2021
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2103062

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439-451

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Title

A Broad Spectrum Activity of Abhal (Juniperus communis) with Special Reference to Unani System of Medicine. A Review

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2349-5162

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"A Broad Spectrum Activity of Abhal (Juniperus communis) with Special Reference to Unani System of Medicine. A Review", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 3, page no.439-451, March-2021, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2103062.pdf

Abstract

Juniperus communis is a shrub or small evergreen tree, native to Europe, South Asia, and North America, and belongs to family Cupressaceae. It has been widely used as herbal medicine from ancient time. Traditionally the plant is being potentially used as antidiarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and antiseptic and in the treatment of various abdominal disorders. The main chemical constituents, which were reported in J. communis L. are 𝛼-pinene, 𝛽-pinene, apigenin, sabinene, 𝛽-sitosterol, campesterol, limonene, cupressuflavone, and many others Juniperus communis L. (Abhal) is an evergreen aromatic shrub with high therapeutic potential in human diseases. This plant is loaded with nutrition and is rich in aromatic oils and their concentration differ in different parts of the plant (berries, leaves, aerial parts, and root). The fruit berries contain essential oil, invert sugars, resin, catechin , organic acid, terpenic acids, leucoanthocyanidin besides bitter compound (Juniperine), flavonoids, tannins, gums, lignins, wax, etc. Conventionally the plant is being potentially used as antidiarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and antiseptic and in the treatment of various abdominal disorders. Recent studies have also found anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of juniperus berries in experimental replicae. In this review article unani as well as modern concept of juniperus (abhal) have been covered.

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Juniperus, Abhal, lignin, juniperine, wax, Pharmacological activity of Abhal etc.

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"A Broad Spectrum Activity of Abhal (Juniperus communis) with Special Reference to Unani System of Medicine. A Review", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 3, page no. pp439-451, March-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2103062.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2103062
Registration ID: 306652
Published In: Volume 8 | Issue 3 | Year March-2021
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Page No: 439-451
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"A Broad Spectrum Activity of Abhal (Juniperus communis) with Special Reference to Unani System of Medicine. A Review", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 3, page no. pp439-451, March-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2103062.pdf




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