Traditional utilization and pharmacology of Cinnamomum glanduliferum: a review on current research status
Keywords:biological and pharmacological activities, C. glanduliferum, ethnomedicinal properties, genome, patents, phytoconstituents, taxonomic classification
Cinnamomum glanduliferum (Wall.) Meisn from Lauraceae, commonly referred to as ‘Nepal camphor tree’ or ‘false camphor tree’, is mainly known for its spice qualities and aromaticity. The pleasant aroma mainly develops due to the presence of valuable phytoconstituents in the form of terpenes and volatile hydrocarbons conferring the plant species a camphor substitute. Bulk of studied researches on C. glanduliferum segregated and not well documented. This study however attempted to congregate the fragmented data based on the ethnomedicinal, pharmacological and biochemical properties along with the other miscellaneous data. Results authenticated sparse documentation on the ethnomedicinal, pharmacological and biochemical properties of C. glanduliferum thus pointed to the untapped information on the various potentials of the plant. Exploring its sustainable utilization, pharmacological, biochemical and nutraceutical potentials are recommended.
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