Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case StudyVolume 4 Issue 3

Scientific studies on Lycium shawii

Mohammad Kamil*

Lotus Holistic Health Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Corresponding Author: Mohammad Kamil, Lotus Holistic Health Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Received: January 06, 2023; Published: February 16, 2023

Lycium (Solanaceae) comprises of ca. 90 species of thorny shrubs distributed throughout the tropical regions of the world. Lycium shawii, desert thorn, or Arabian boxthorn, is a species of thorny shrub adapted to desert environments and can be found throughout the Arabian peninsula, and some places in Africa [1]. The thin-leaved, rigid bush grows up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) high, with a lot of branches and alternating spines that vary in size, and grow along the branches and on their tips. The leaves narrow towards their base. It produces small whitish-pink or purple flowers from September until April and red pea-sized seedy berries that are edible. Habitats include gravel plains and foothills up to 4,000 ft (1,200m), as well as wadis. Plants often growing nearby include Acacia tortilis and Prosopis cineraria.

Bibliography

  1. G Miller., et al. “Plants of Dhofar” (1988): 276.
  2. “Lycium shawii Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve”.
  3. Najeeb Ur Rehman., et al. “Chemical Constituents Isolated from Lycium shawii and their Chemotaxonomic Significance”. October (2017).
  4. Shahina A Ghazanfar. “Handbook of Arabian Medicinal Plants”. CRC Press (1994): 198.

Citation: Mohammad Kamil. “Scientific studies on Lycium shawii". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 4.3 (2023): 36-42.

Copyright: © 2022 Mohammad Kamil. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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