Zanthoxylum armatum DC has medicinal value.
By Ashwani Kumar
| January 12th 2010 11:36 PM | Print
Zanthoxylum armatum DC. syn. Z. alatum Roxb. and its var.planispinum (Sieb. & Zucc.) Rehd. & E. H. Wils.; Z. planispinum Sieb. & Zucc.) ( I agree with Dr. Komatsu that Z. armatum and Z alatum are separate species and not synonym Kumar)
Used Part Fruits.
Distribution Area Found in the hot valleys of the Himalayas from Jammu to Bhutan at altitudes of 1,000-2,100 m.
Common Uses . The bark, fruits and seeds are extensively used in indigenous system of medicine as a carminative, stomachic and anthelmintic. The stem has exhibited hypoglycaemic activity in the preliminary trials. The bark is pungent and used to clean teeth. The fruits and seeds are employed as an aromatic tonic in fever and dyspesia. An extract of the fruits is reported to be effective in expelling roundworms. Because of their deodorant, disinfectant and antiseptic properties, the fruits are used in dental troubles, and their lotion for scabies. The essential oil is said to possess antiseptic, disinfectant and deodorant properties.