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Phytochemical, Ethnomedicinal Uses and Pharmacological Profile of Genus Pistacia

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Phytochemical, Ethnomedicinal Uses and Pharmacological Profile of Genus Pistacia

Abdur Rauf et al. Biomed Pharmacother.

Abstract

Pistacia genus belong to family Anacardiaceae and it is versatile in that its member species have food (P. vera), medicinal (P. lentiscus) and ornamental (P. chinensis) values. Various species of this genus have folkloric uses with credible mention in diverse pharmacopeia. As a trove of phenolic compounds, terpenoids, monoterpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, fatty acids, and sterols, this genus has garnered pharmaceutical attention in recent times. With adequate clinical studies, this genus might be exploited for therapy of a multitude of inflammatory diseases, as promised by preliminary studies. In this regard, the ethnomedicinal, phytochemistry, biological potencies, risks, and scopes of Pistacia genus have been reviewed here.

Keywords: Ethnomedicinal uses; Pharmacological profile; Phytochemistry; Pistacia.

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