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Agricultural Reviews, volume 43 issue 4 (december 2022) : 485-488

Prosopis cineraria (Khejri/Kandi) Fabaceae: Phytochemical Study: A Mini Review

Parkash Meghwar, Preeti Dhanker
1Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Cite article:- Meghwar Parkash, Dhanker Preeti (2022). Prosopis cineraria (Khejri/Kandi) Fabaceae: Phytochemical Study: A Mini Review. Agricultural Reviews. 43(4): 485-488. doi: 10.18805/ag.RF-233.

Prosopis cineraria is a large perennial, therapeutic and multi-use tree of the family Fabaceae. Locally, it is known as ‘khejri or Kandi.’ Kandi is also called “desert’s king” with homeopathic worth. The plant is rich in bioactive compounds such as heneicosanoic acid, methyl heptacosanoate, 4-hydroxy benzoic acid and methyl 2-methoxy-5-hydroxycinnamate, methyl 4-hydroxycinnamate and O-Coumaroylglycrol which are accountable for many pharmacological actions. The literature was taken from peer-reviewed scientific publications from the database i.e., google scholar using keywords Kandi, Phyto-chemistry, Prosopis cineraria, etc. This review aims at relating the description, taxonomical organization and phytochemical outlines of Prosopis cineraria. It is concluded that the Thar desert is suitable for several tropical and sub-tropical drought-tolerant plants with numerous health benefits and other uses. It is therefore suggested that proper care and utilization of such drought-prone plants should be focused to combat emerging diseases. It was detected from the research studies that khejri has huge aids due to pharmaceutical and remedial value. It is used to cure many chronic diseases without showing side effects. Different pests attack can damage the tree of which approx. 153 species are examined universally. The pests grow extreme during winter while low in summer.

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