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Title: Kali Haldi, an ethnomedicinal plant of Jharkhand state- A review
Authors: Mahato, Dipa
Sharma, HP
Keywords: Curcuma caesia;Ethnomedicinal;Antioxidant;Phytochemistry;Curcumin
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, C09K 15/00, C07, A61K 45/00, A61K 39/395
Abstract: Curcuma caesia Roxb. is a perennial, erect rhizomatous herb with large leaves, commonly known as kali haldi. It belongs to the family Zingiberaceae. It is a multipurpose medicinal plant widely used in the traditional system of medicine, mainly fresh and dried rhizomes, in treating leucoderma, asthma, tumours, piles, bronchitis, bruises, snack bites, etc. The plant is reported to contain camphor, ar-turmerone, (Z)‑ocimene, ar-curcumene, 1, 8‑cineole, elemene, borneol, bornyl acetate and curcumin as the major constituents. The plant has been scientifically reported to have antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-asthmatic activities. Other medicinal properties are muscle relaxant, analgesic, locomotor depressant, anticonvulsant and anti-inflammatory. It is now considered as one of the potential sources of unique natural products for the development of medicines. In the present review article various established facts related to the plant Curcuma caesia have been compiled so that proper scientific methods can be initiated to validate its traditional uses and open the door for a source of potential drugs in near future.
Page(s): 322-326
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.17(2) [April 2018]

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