Taxonomical review on Grewia orbiculata Rottl., an Indian ethno-medicinal plant
Suguna M and Umesha S
In the present scenario, we are encountering many diseases caused by microorganisms, the best example being COVID-19. This has intrigued world to investigate more to find cure. During last two years, we have witnessed lot of research on corona, with combination of plant secondary metabolites like flavonoids, phenols etc. While known research investigations allow extensive studies on already existing medicinal remedies, whereas searching for unexplored flora for entirely new secondary metabolites may result in quick answer and it can be promising. With this background, we have done literature survey and found, plant Grewia orbiculata Rottl. Has remained unexplored so far for its therapeutic values. We have penned down the whole information available from authenticated websites, journals and folklore about this plant which can be selected for in-depth analysis for its medicinal value. In this review we have also provided its taxonomical classification, distribution, phytochemical composition, and easy identification of plant.