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Pinus roxburghii Sarg., commonly known as “chir pine,” belonging to the family Pinaceae, is found in the Himalayan region of Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and North Indian provinces. Due to its medicinal properties, it has been used by folklore for treating several ailments. Several medicinal characteristics like wound healing activity, cognitive enhancement, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-dyslipidemic, anticonvulsant, hepatoprotection, and anticancer properties have been proved scientifically. The medicinal properties of P. roxburghii can be attributed to the presence of various secondary metabolites. This review focuses on medicinal properties and secondary metabolites present in P. roxburghii found in different regions like Egypt, India, Nepal, and Pakistan as analyzed by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). GC-MS analysis for secondary metabolites of P. roxburghii species from Egypt, India, and Pakistan revealed dominated compounds like α-pinene, 3-carene, caryophyllene, whereas P. roxburghii samples from Nepal showed major compounds like terpinen4-ol and eugenol. Similarly, samples from Egypt were also found to be enriched with α-thujene and d-longifolene. On the other hand, α-terpinene and α-phellandrene were identified as major compounds in samples from India. These variations in the phytocomponents of P. roxburghii can be attributed to the geographical conditions of these places

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