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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-32

A Comprehensive Review on Medicinally Important Gymnosperms Mentioned in Siddha


Siddha Clinical Research Unit, GSMC Campus, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India- 627002, India

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P Radha
Siddha Clinical Research Unit, GSMC Campus, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
India
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Introduction: Gymnosperms – a group of Spermatophytes are well renowned for their characteristic therapeutically roles in various medicinal systems such as modern medicine, folk and traditional medicinal systems. The present review describes the medicinal importance of gymnosperms used in Siddha System of medicine. Method: Literature survey has been done to document the application of gymnosperm species along with ethno-medicinal uses. The medicinal plants are enumerated with their local name, Siddha name and therapeutically actions mentioned in Siddha literatures along with ethno-medicinal properties for various diseases. Results: Gymnosperms have been performed a role in various medicinal systems such as modern medicine, folk and traditional medicinal systems. It has been found that, four species reviewed in the present papers are medicinally useful in the ailments such as asthma, cough, sore throat, diarrhoea, hypertension, rheumatism, fever, aphrodisiac, ulcer, diuretic, diabetes, kidney stone problems, bronchitis etc. Conclusion: The present study provides a comprehensive review on the medicinally important Gymnosperms with their therapeutic role in traditional system of Indian medicine. This may be helpful to know and conserve these plants for future perspectives.


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