Author(s): Kapil Kumar Verma, Rupesh K Gautam, Amit Choudhary, Ghanshyam Das Gupta, Shivali Singla, Sachin Goyal


DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00702.7   

Address: Kapil Kumar Verma1*, Rupesh K Gautam2, Amit Choudhary1, Ghanshyam Das Gupta3, Shivali Singla4, Sachin Goyal4
1School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Mandi-175028, Himachal Pradesh, India.
2MM School of Pharmacy, MM University, Sadopur-Ambala-134007, India.
3ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga-142001, Punjab, India.
4Himalayan Institute of Pharmacy, Kala Amb-173030, Himachal Pradesh, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 13,      Issue - 8,     Year - 2020

Rumex hastatus (Polygonaceae), known as “Khatimal”, is perennial shrub found as a common weed all over the hills of India and Pakistan. The intact plant is used in traditional and folkloric systems of medicine. In traditional systems of medicine, the plant is reputed for its laxative, tonic agent, diuretic, against rheumatism, skin diseases, piles, bleeding of the lungs, foot and mouth infections, asthma, cough, jaundice, headache, diarrhea, dysentery, fever, weakness and scabies. The whole plant is ascribed to possess medicinal virtues in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. The review reveals that phytochemical constituents of extensive range have been separated from the plants and it possesses main pharmacological activities like hepatoprotective, antinociceptive, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antibacterial, phytotoxic, cytotoxic, antidiarrhoeal, neurodegenerative disorders, antitumor and anti-angiogenic potentials. This review highlights the phytochemical, conventional, ethno botanical, pharmacological information available on R. hastatus, which might be obliging for researchers and scientists to find out new element entities responsible for its claimed conventional uses.

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Kapil Kumar Verma, Rupesh K Gautam, Amit Choudhary, Ghanshyam Das Gupta, Shivali Singla, Sachin Goyal. A Review on Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology on Rumex hastatus. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2020; 13(8):3969-3976. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00702.7

Kapil Kumar Verma, Rupesh K Gautam, Amit Choudhary, Ghanshyam Das Gupta, Shivali Singla, Sachin Goyal. A Review on Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology on Rumex hastatus. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2020; 13(8):3969-3976. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00702.7   Available on:

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