Medicinal Value of Zanthoxylum armatum DC (Timur): A Review
Sanjina Sharma, Sushil Subedi

The use of plants for medicinal purposes has been a popular tradition since ancient times. Parts of plant such as leaves, roots, rhizomes, stems, etc serve as valuable source of medicine, also for different hazardous and fatal diseases. Zanthoxylum armatum DC is a plant with high medicinal as well as commercial value. It is locally known as "Timur" in Nepal and is effective in curing stomachache, gastritis, coughs, toothaches, etc. It is also a popular flavoring agent in traditional dishes. The goal of this analysis is to assemble all the information regarding the plant profile, traditional use, medicinal value, and commercial value of this species. The findings of this paper are fully based on secondary data sources. Information was collected from about 32 published articles from various online platforms, and the collected information was analyzed and presented here in this paper. Timur is a medium sized odoriferous tree which is widely distributed throughout the Indian subcontinent specifically from Kashmir to Bhutan, up to the altitude of 2500 m from 
the sea level. This plant serves as a rich source of phytochemical constituents like fatty acids, glycosides, flavonol, flavonoids, lignins, phenolics, sterols, terpenoids, alkaloids, alkenoids, amino acids, and various aromatic and volatile compounds. Thus, more emphasis must be given to the production of this plant.

Keywords: Medicinal plants; Rutaceae; Timur seeds; Traditional uses