A Review on Phytochemical Analysis and Ethnobotanical Uses of Haloxylon stocksii

Haloxylon stocksi - A Mini Review

  • Ayesha Baber The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Saeed Ahamd The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Tayyeba Rehman The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Noor ul Sabaha The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Mohammad Adeel Arshad The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Abstract

Haloxylon stocksii (family: Chenopodiaceae) is a succulent halophyte shrub tolerant to environmental stresses making it suitable for cultivation in saline land of arid and semi-arid regions because it is tolerant to abiotic stresses such as drought and high temperature. It has useful applications that contain fruiting tops and stem as animal feed, different plant parts for medicine, and re-establishment of tarnished lands. One major factor hindering its successful development and promotion is the inadequate and scattered knowledge available on these species. The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance of H. stocksii by summarizing information on occurrence, ecology, medicinal and other uses, cultivation and ethnobotany to stimulate interest to promote its domestication and commercialization for regional and global markets. Moreover, it also summarized reported phytochemistry and pharmacological activities.

Author Biographies

Ayesha Baber, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine

Saeed Ahamd, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine / University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine

Tayyeba Rehman, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine

Noor ul Sabaha, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine

Mohammad Adeel Arshad, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine

Published
2018-06-20
How to Cite
BABER, Ayesha et al. A Review on Phytochemical Analysis and Ethnobotanical Uses of Haloxylon stocksii. RADS Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 162-167, june 2018. ISSN 2521-8484. Available at: <http://jpps.juw.edu.pk/index.php/jpps/article/view/194>. Date accessed: 17 oct. 2018.
Section
Review Article