International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


ISSN: 2455-698X

Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

A comprehensive review on phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Opuntia elatior (Hathlo-thore)

Author(s): Praveen Kumar Goyal, G Jeyabalan
Abstract: Opuntia elatior Mill., a member of Cactaceae family known as Nagaphani, Hathlo-thore or prickly pears has been reported for its traditional uses as a medicinal plant. The presence of potentially active nutrients and their multifunctional properties make Opuntia spp. fruits and cladodes perfect candidates for the production of phytopharmaceutical products. It is used traditionally as remedy in different disease conditions like anaemia, hyperglycemia, antihyperlipidemic, asthma, analgesic, antiinflammatory, anticancer, and - hypercholesterolemic, antioxidant, antiulcer, antiviral, diuretics, immunomodulatory, improve platelet function, neuroprotective, wound healing, monoamino-oxidase inhibitor, and nutritional important etc. by tribal of Rajasthan and Gujrat. It is important to clarify these health benefits to public due to the increasing need for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Although it is used widely around the country, single hand information about its ethno-botanical, phytochemical and pharmacological action is still lacking. Traditionally appreciated for its pharmacological properties by the various researcher cactus pear is still hardly recognized because of insufficient scientific information. The aim of this review is to summerised all the traditional property of Opuntia elatior. cacti fruit, leaf and combined or unidentified Opuntia spp. products
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