Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2016)
Pharmacognostic studies on the pseudobulb of Coelogyne cristata Lindl. (Orchidaceae)-An epiphytic orchid of ethno-Medicinal importance
Author(s): Debasmita Dutta Pramanick
Abstract: Herbal medicine has been practiced worldwide in accordance with the recognition of WHO as an essential building block for preliminary healthcare. India, as a rich biodiverse country, has a long history of traditional system of medicine. Orchids, one of the largest diverse angiospermic group of the family Orchidaceae, have occupied a distinct place in human life in terms of their beautiful flowers and medicinal values since long. Coelogyne cristata Lindl. (Orchidaceae) is an ethno- medicinally important epiphytic member of orchid which is used widely in healing fractured bones, tremors, epilepsy, nerve disorders etc. by the native people of temperate Himalayas. The anti-aging and anti-stress property of the above plant makes it a good alternative of health tonic and rejuvenator. The present paper, deals with pharmacognostic studies on the pseudobulb of C. cristata Lindl., is an attempt to mitigate the adulteration to the crude drugs.
How to cite this article:
Debasmita Dutta Pramanick. Pharmacognostic studies on the pseudobulb of Coelogyne cristata Lindl. (Orchidaceae)-An epiphytic orchid of ethno-Medicinal importance. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(1):120-123.