Ruchita Shrivastava, Ajay Kumar Bharadwaj


Ayurveda is one of the oldest system of medicines that uses plants and their extracts for the treatment and management of various diseased states. Medicinal plants are being widely used either as single drug or in combination in health care delivery system. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is commonly known as Indian Harshringar (family-oleaceae) is an important medicinal large shrub. It contains various phytoconstituents belonging to the categories of glycosides,alkaloids,essential oils,tannins etc.It has been reported as useful in sciatica,arthritis,fever,asthma,diabetes,cancer,etc.Several studies are being carried towards its activities like antibacterial,antifungal,immuno-modulatory,antipyretic,anti-oxidant,hepato-protective properties.With all these potential benefits,this review is carried out to explore the hidden potential and its uses.This present review explores the published scientific literature to compile all the traditional and scientific datas of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis.

KEYWORDS:- Nyctanthes arbor-tristis,Oleaceae,Indian Harshringar.

DOI: 10.7176/JNSR/9-8-07

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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