Medicines derived from plant extracts are being increasingly utilized to treat a wide variety of diseases, though relatively little knowledge about their mode of action is available. There is a growing interest in the pharmacological evaluation of various plants used in Indian traditional systems of medicine. Thus, the present review highlights the overview of Eulophia ochreata Lindl. It is an important medicinal plant from Orchidaceae family and it has diverse biological activity. It is used in traditional folk medicine system in most part of the mahatrastra district. Based on survey, herbs used for the review has well established histories of human use for the treatment of rheumatic and arthritic conditions. The present review article also highlights the properties, potential, therapeutic uses, pharmacological activity and research on Eulophia ochreata L. Hence, there is urgent need to utilize ancient knowledge of Eulophia ochreata L. to bring its maximum potential in the field of medical and pharmaceutical sciences in novel herbal drug development which will economically benefited for common man.
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Akshada A Koparde, C S Magdum. Potentials of Eulophia ochreata Lindl: A Review.
Res. J. Pharmacognosy & Phytochem. 2014; 6(3): 132-136.