Sassurea lappa: A Scientific Review

  • Mohammad Kamil


Saussurea lappa Clarke, a species out of almost 300 species of Sassurea, has been used as a traditional medicine almost globally for a variety of ailments. Looking into its significant medicinal uses and progress in phytochemical and biological analyses, the present review aims to accumulate these information along with practical laboratory research data carried out in our laboratories on this species and encourages clinical research on this very plant species for establishing the traditional medicinal uses in the best interest of public health.


Saussurea lappa Clarke Traditional medicine Medicinal uses Laboratory research data Clinical trial 



The author would like to thanks Department of Health in general and Division of HL&ME in particular for providing facilities to complete this review.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Kamil
    • 1
  1. 1.TCAM Research, HealthCare Licensing and Medical Education Division (HL&ME), Department of HealthZayed Complex for Herbal Research & Traditional MedicineAbu DhabiUAE

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