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Chironji (Buchanania lanzan): Chemistry, Health Benefits and Food Application: A Review

Pruthvi R. Jambutkar, Amit Kumar Jain, Chetan N. Dharaiya, Bhavbhuti M. Mehta


The chironji (Buchanania lanzan Spreng.) belonging to the family of Anacardiaceae. It is an important non-wood tree species. It is investigated for their nutritional, phytochemical and antioxidant properties to understand its nutraceutical potential. It is an active source of phenolics, natural antioxidants and minerals. All parts of the plant, roots, rhizome, leaves, fruits, seeds and gum are used for the treatment of various disorders, such as wound healing, antidiarrheal, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent. Chironji, being a vulnerable healthful plant, is enclosed within the Red information Book printed by International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Chironji widely utilized in confectionaries, bakery products, sweets, puddings, food formulas for kids and dairy products.


Chironji, natural antioxidants, phytochemical, adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, health benefits, dairy, food products.

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