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A Short Review on Gynocardia odorata R. Br: A Potent Medicinal Plant of Assam

A Short Review on Gynocardia odorata R. Br: A Potent Medicinal Plant of Assam
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Author(s): Dipjyoti Kalita (Department of Botany, Gauhati University, India) and Nilakshee Devi (Department of Botany, Gauhati University, India)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 9
Source title: Research Anthology on Recent Advancements in Ethnopharmacology and Nutraceuticals
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3546-5.ch022

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Abstract

Gynocardia odorata R. Br (Achariaceae) is an important medicinal plant. It is indigenous to Indian subcontinent and grows extensively in the tropical forests of Western Ghats and Hilly regions of North Eastern India. The plant has long been used in the traditional system of medicine to treat various cutaneous and subcutaneous diseases. The chapter deals with the different scientific studies and reports available in different aspects of this plant in the areas like morpho-taxonomy, ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and pharmacognosy.

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