Medicinal profile of Calycopteris floribunda Lam: A review
Babar Vishal Bharat, Dr. Karajgi Santoshkumar R and Sudarshan Nagarale
During last several years, there has been growing interest among the usage of various medicinal plants from traditional system of medicine for the treatment of different ailments. Currently plant based drugs are researched and formulated in modern framework in new ways of medicine. Calycopteris floribunda Lam. is a large diffuses or scan dent, climbing shrub belongs to the family Combretaceae, locally known as Ukshi. Forest dwellers commonly referred as a lifesaver, these people often use to quench their thirst. The parts of plant being used medicinally for number of complications such as vomiting, jaundice, pruritus, skin diseases, intestinal worms, colic, leprosy, malarial fever, dysentery, ulcers, cytotoxicity, and having anthelmintic, antibacterial and antiviral properties. This article provides an overview of key concepts regarding the pharmacognostical and pharmacological profile of Calycopteris floribunda.