Pharmacognostical, Phytochemical and Pharmacological studies on aerial parts of Cistanche tubulosa

Kamil Mohammad, F Ahmad, El.T. El.T.Abdallah


Cistanche tubulosa (C.tubulosa) possess a wide spectrum of medicinal properties, especially for use in anti-senescence, antioxidant, neuroprotection, anti-inflammation, hepatoprotection, antineoplastic, anti-osteoporosis, anti-aging, promotion of bone formation and reduces impotence. This original article has comprehensive information on the aerial part of cistanche tubulosa covering the botanical, physico-phytochemical, macroscopic, microscopic, spectroscopic  and  pharmacological aspects in detail.  These data will lay the ground for its correct identification and distinguishing it from other Cistanche species specially the   Cistanche deserticola. These will also be useful to promote its clinical application as an aphrodisiac and anti-aging medicine. The standardization parameters and distinguishing characters enlisted in this study will ensure the efficacy, safety and will be helpful for the preparation of monograph of this holoparastic herb.  


Aphrodisiac, anti-aging, Cistanche tubulosa, elemental analysis, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), microscopic, spectroscopic, thin layer chromatographic fingerprinting.

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