A Potent Folklore Medicinal Plant: Cadaba fruticosa (L.) Druce
J Shashikanth*, Ch Mohan and P Ramachandra Reddy
Plant Anatomy and Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad-500 007, India
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- J Shashikanth
Plant Anatomy and Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad-500 007, India.
Received date: 10 May 2014 Accepted date: 03 June 2014
This communication is aimed to document the traditional medicinal uses of Cadaba fruticosa (L.) Druce and to propose conservation strategies for rare species occurring Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh. A rare plant species Cadaba fruticosa (L.) Druce has been locally used to treat by the indigenous people since time immemorial and needs immediate attention for conservation. Some of these are believed to promote positive health and maintain organic resistance against infection by re-establishing body equilibrium and conditioning the body tissues. The folk use of plants in medicinal value is an important part of the health care system. Cadaba fruticosa (L.) Druce has been recorded as a medicinal plant in Indian traditional system, while present investigations helpful for folklore medicinal importance, Animal health care, phytochemical screening and pharmacological activities. The present paper aims to explore the ethnomedicinal importance. Ethnomedicinal uses of Cadaba fruticosa (L.) Druce practiced by villagers of Nalgonda district and compared with the medicinal uses of valid publication.