Therapeutic Efficacy of Centella asiatica (L.) and Momordica charantia: As Traditional Medicinal Plant
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 1-1, January 2015, Pages: 1-9
Received: Nov. 16, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 19, 2014; Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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Agrawal Mala, BBD Government PG College, Chimanpura (Shahpura), Jaipur, Rajasthan,India
Tyagi Tulika, BBD Government PG College, Chimanpura (Shahpura), Jaipur, Rajasthan,India
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Abstract
India is called the botanical garden of the world for its rich natural resources. Over 6000 plants in India are in used in traditional, folklore and herbal medicine. The Indian system of medicine has identified 1500 medicinal plants of which 500 are commonly used. Plants have a long therapeutic history over thousands of years and still considered to be promising source of medicine in the traditional health care system. The efficacy and safety of herbal medicine have turned the major pharmaceutical population towards medicinal plant’s research. In view of the widespread interest on using medicinal plants the present review on Centella asiatica and Momordica charantia is to provide information, in references to botanical, commercial, ethnopharmacological, phytochemical and pharmacological studies.
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Ethnopharmacological, Phytochemical, Pharmacological
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Agrawal Mala, Tyagi Tulika, Therapeutic Efficacy of Centella asiatica (L.) and Momordica charantia: As Traditional Medicinal Plant, Journal of Plant Sciences. Special Issue: Medicinal Plants. Vol. 3, No. 1-1, 2015, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.s.2015030101.11
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