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Title: Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. (Kali Musali): An endangered medicinal plant of commercial value
Authors: rshad, Saba I
Singh, J
Jain, S P
Khanuja, S P S
Keywords: Kali Musali
Shyah-Musali
Curculigo orchioides
Curculigosides
Anticancer
Hepatoprotective
Immunomodulator
Cultivation
Endangered.
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.8 A01G 1/00, A61K 36/00, A61K 125/00
Abstract: Plant drugs have been in use for the treatment of diseases since times immemorial. Due to over exploitation, destructive mode of collection, and other biotic and abiotic factors, a number of medicinal plants are facing genetic erosion and are under the threat of extinction. Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. commonly known as Kali Musali is an endangered medicinal plant and as such required to be conserved and domesticated. It is extensively utilized as nutritive tonic for strength, vigour and vitality. In the recent times, many novel chemical constituents have been isolated and characterized and many pronounced biological activities such as anticancer, antihepatotoxic and immunomodulator activities have been reported from the plant. The present article highlights medicinal values, chemical constituents and biological activities along with cultivation strategies of the species in India.
Page(s): 369-372
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Source:NPR Vol.5(5) [September-October 2006]

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