abies pindrow

Abies pindrow Royle.
Synonym A. pindrow Spach.
A. webbiana Lindl. var. pindrow
Brandis.
Pinus pindrow Royle.
Family Pinaceae.
Habitat Kashmir, Himachal
Pradesh, Tehri-Garhwal and other
areas of northern India, at altitudes
of ,–, m.
English Pindrow-Fir, Silver-Fir, The
West-Himalayan Low-Level Fir.
Ayurvedic Taalisha (related sp.).
Folk Badar, Morinda, Raisalla,
Ransla.
Action Uses similar to those of A.
webbiana.
Terpenoids, flavonoids, glycosides
and steroids of the leaf were found
to have mast cell stabilizing action in
rats. Terpenoids and flavonoids offered
bronchoprotection against histamine
challenge in guinea pigs. The
ulcer protective action of petroleum
ether, benzene and chloroform fraction
has been attributed to steroidal
contents. Terephthalic acid demethyl
ester (TADE), isolated from the leaf,
exhibited protection against inflammation
and bronchospasmin guinea pigs.
Ethanolic extract of leaves showed significant
anxiolytic effects on all the
paradigms of anxiety, barbiturate hypnosis
potentiation.
Pindrolactone, a lanostane-based
triterpene lactone, isolated from the
A
2 Abies webbiana Lindl.
leaves, showed mild activity against
Gram-positive bacteria but exhibited
potent antibacterial activity against
Gram-negative bacteria E. coli.
Abies webbiana Lindl.
Synonym A. spectabilis (D. Don)
Spach.
Pinus webbiana Wall.
Family Pinaceae.
Habitat The Himalayas from
Kashmir to Assam at altitudes of
,–, m.
English Indian Silver Fir, The
West-Himalayan High-Level Fir,
The East-Himalayan Fir.
Ayurvedic Taalisa, Taalisapatra,
Taalisha, Patraadhya, Dhaatriparni,
Dhaatripatra.
Unani Taalisapattar.
Siddha/Tamil Taalispatri.
Folk Badar, Chilrow, Morinda,
Raisalla, Taalispatra. (Tallispatra,
Taalispatri and Talespattre are
also equated with the leaves of
Cinnamomum tamala Nees.)
Action Expectorant, bronchial sedative,
decongestant, anticatarrhal,
antiseptic, carminative.
Key application Fir (Abies alba
Miller) needle oil—in catarrhal illness
of upper and lower respiratory
tract (internally and externally);
externally in rheumatic and neuralgic
pains. Contraindicated in
bronchial asthma leaves, showed mild activity against
Gram-positive bacteria but exhibited
potent antibacterial activity against
Gram-negative bacteria E. coli

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