Author(s): Janki Lukhi*, Dilip Jani, Neha Parmar
Shisham (Shimshapa) is a medium sized tree which is used in the Indian tradition and for medicinal purpose since Vedic period. It is useful in making furniture, ships and other ritual purposes due to its compact firmness and long holding capacity. As medicinal uses, it has vast therapeutically activities documented in many Ayurvedic treatises and also observed to be practiced in the routine classical Ayurveda practice. This beauty of this medicinal plant has attracted many researchers including pharmacologist, biotechnologists, microbiologist, etc. to work on it and to explore its hidden capacities. In the current work, efforts have been made to amalgamate the traditional Ayurveda knowledge of the plant in co-relation with the various pharmacological screening. This kind of effort will help to understand the medicinal plant more precisely and correctly. It will also help to screen another unexplored property of the plant for academic as well as research purpose.