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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 209-214

Salvadora persica

1 Ram Gopal College of Pharmacy, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology, 5 Kilometer Milestone, Delhi Meerut Road, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Jamia Hamdard University, Hamdard Nagar, Delhi, India
4 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutics Division, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar - 125 001, Haryana, India
5 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutics Division, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-7847.70920

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Salvadora persica (kharijal) is a large, well-branched, and evergreen shrub or a tree resembling Salvadora oleoides (meethijal) found in the dry and arid regions of India. Chewing sticks have been used for centuries for tooth cleaning, and are recommended by the World Health Organization in areas where their use is customary. Salvadora persica has enormous reported activities. It has potential medicinal and research activities. Salvadora persica is a promising product and is useful to produce antiplaque, analgesic, anticonvulsant, antibacterial, antimycotic, cytotoxic, antifertility, deobstruent, carminative, diuretic, astringent, and also used in biliousness, and rheumatism. This review highlights the pharmacologic effects and therapeutic effects of Salvadora persica. The chemical constituents present in different parts of the plant are also discussed.

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