Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A (2015)
Edible flowers of India with multiple medicinal uses: An Overview
Author(s): Manosi Das, L.D Barick, D.N. Mondal, Jayram Hazra
Abstract: India is a reach source of edible flowers in which three have an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. These three flowers are Moringa olifera, Sesbania grandiflora and Squash blossoms.Flowers of M. olifera is very important for medicinal value such as Hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, hysteria, lower of serum cholesterol, phospholipid, Triglyceride etc. Flower extract of Sesbanis grandiflora is used to heal wrinkles, sight weakness and also promoting vision. It is also used in leucorrhoea and all types of fever. Squash blossoms or Pumkin flowers is generally used to stop the growth or problems with osteoporosis. This review focuses on the phytochemical composition, medicinal uses along with pharmacological aspects of these flowers.
How to cite this article:
Manosi Das, L.D Barick, D.N. Mondal, Jayram Hazra. Edible flowers of India with multiple medicinal uses: An Overview. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2015; 3(2): 07-09.