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Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Study of the medicinal significance of weeds- A Review

Address:   Khushboo Dubey, Mukesh Sharma*, Shruti Mohanty, Ajazuddin, Amit Alexander, Junaid Khan, Khumesh Verma, D.K. Tripathi
Rungta College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Kohka-Kurud Road, Bhilai Chhattisgarh, India.
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Weeds are unwanted and undesirable plants which interfere with the utilization of land and water resources and thus adversely affect human welfare. They can also be referred to as plants out of place. In crop lands and forests, weeds compete with beneficial and desired vegetation, reducing the yield and quality of produce. But it is also true that while all unwanted plant are weeds, all weeds are not unwanted plants.. Weeds are not unwanted plants for practitioners of Ayurvedic and other traditional systems of healing. For them, weeds are potenital sources of valuable life-saving drugs. In additional, allelopathic and industrial uses of common weeds have been reported. With the help of information available in ancient and modern literature, farmers can utilize these so-called unwanted plants (i.e. weeds) to generate additional income. The present paper is a review article on the weeds of Chhatisgarh and India. Here medicinal significance of 20 weeds of Chhattisgarh and 10 weeds found in other parts of Chhattisgarh has been discussed. These weeds like Boerhavia diffusa, Achyranthus aspera having the medicinal significance can be used for the treatment of many diseases, and also can act as source of income for farmers.
Weeds, Medicinal significance
Khushboo Dubey, Mukesh Sharma, Shruti Mohanty, Ajazuddin, Amit Alexander, Junaid Khan, Khumesh Verma, D.K. Tripathi. Study of the medicinal significance of weeds- A Review. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2012; 4(1): 53-58.
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