Family: Buxaceae (Box Family)
Medicinal use of Buxus wallichiana : The wood is diaphoretic. The leaves are bitter, diaphoretic and purgative. They have proved useful in the treatment of rheumatism, Hair growth and syphilis. The bark is febrifuge.
Other uses of Buxus wallichiana: Plants can be grown as a hedge, they are very tolerant of pruning but are slow growing. Wood - hard, fine grained, durable. Used for engraving, fine carving, mathematical instruments etc. It is at least equal in quality to B. sempervirens.
Traditionally Buxus wallichiana used as bittertonic, diaphoretic, anti-rheumatic, vermifuge, antihelmentic, analgesic, purgative diuretic, antiepileptic, antileprotic and in hemorrhoids. The bark of Buxus wallichiana used as hair growth stimulant (13-16). Phytochemical reported are alkaloids buxemenol E (16), buxaltine H, Buxiramin D, buxatine, buxandrine F, buxidine F (15), (+)-16 α, 31-diacetylbuxadine (17), semperviraminol, buxamine F (18). The steroidal alkaloid buxemenol E from B. sempervirens found to produce hypotensive effect in rat attributed by central and peripheral activation of muscranic receptor and also, by the partial inhibition of acetylcholinestrase enzyme (16). The main aim of this study was to provide scientific evidence for traditional claim, hair growth activity of Buxus wallichiana bark.
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