Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part A (2015)
Therapeutic uses of Flowers - Leads from Traditional System of Medicine
Author(s): Prathapa Reddy M, Kavya B, Rama Rao V, Shantha TR, Kishore Kumar R, Venkateshwarlu G, Rahmathulla
Abstract: Flowers are playing an important role in our day to day life directly or indirectly. Flowers are the sexual reproductive parts of the plants. They have been an integral part of human beings since ancient times for various purposes like ornamental, decorations, medicine (fresh, distillates, decoction and powdered form), nutrients/foods (fresh garnishes, dried, in cocktails, canned sugar), during religious rites, to pray gods, culinary preparations, essential oils, and in beauty care products etc. As there are several flower drugs (Dawa) in Unani system of medicine which are useful for treating different types of disease conditions/ailments, a review has been made focusing on the therapeutic uses, brief description, major chemical constituents and dosages of some important flowers used in Unani System of Medicine as single drugs and in compound formulations contributing to the popularization of various important medicinal uses of these flowers.
How to cite this article:
Prathapa Reddy M, Kavya B, Rama Rao V, Shantha TR, Kishore Kumar R, Venkateshwarlu G, Rahmathulla. Therapeutic uses of Flowers - Leads from Traditional System of Medicine. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2015; 3(3): 12-20.