Herbs are staging a comeback and herbal ‘renaissance’ is happening all over the globe. Medicinal plant resources of forest origin are extensively used in India for various systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Unani, Homoeopathy, Allopathy, Siddha and Ethnic etc. Such traditional used of plants as medicine has not been documented properly, rather remain secret and passed from one generation to another through world mouth. Naturally, due to non-recording properly, this traditional knowledge is gradually vanishing as a result of modernization.Michelia champaca L. (Magnoliaceae) commonly known as Champa wild in the eastern sub-Himalayan tract and lower hills up to 3,000 ft. and found in Assam, Burma, South India. The plant is a handsome, evergreen shrub. Leaves 15- 25 by 5-9 cm., lanceolate, acute, entire, glabrous; petioles 18-25mm long. Flowers about 5-6.2 cm. diameter, very fragrant, greyish yellow pubescent. Sepals and petals 15 or more deep yellow or orange.
A/Prof. Shweta Shriwas, M.Pharm, Ph.D*, FPLS; Dr. Sumeet Dwivedi, M.Pharm (Gold Medal), Ph.D, FLSL and Dr. Raghvendra Dubey, M.Pharm, Ph.D working in College of Pharmacy, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam University, Indore, (M.P.), India. Their keen interest of research is herbal drug development, standardization & pharmacological screening of medicinal plant.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Michelia champaca, Pharmacology, standardization
MEDICAL / Pharmacology