THE INVASIVE WEED WITH HEALING PROPERTIES: A REVIEW ON CHROMOLAENA ODORATAAbstract
Chromolaena odorata or siam weed is regarded as one of the most harmful weeds present on earth. Many efforts are being made for the control of this weed. But, none of them have provided any significant success. It has been utilized in the traditional medicinal systems for its curative properties for centuries. Some of the current studies have revealed its medicinal properties which have lead to an enhanced image of this plant as a medicinal herb. It showed anti-inflammatory, anti pyretic, analgesic, antimicrobial, cytotoxic and many other relevant medicinal properties in an appreciable scale.
M. N. Vaisakh* and Anima Pandey
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi- 835215, Jharkhand, India
03 September, 2011
22 October, 2011
14 December, 2011