Riya* & Anil Kumar
University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 04th July, 2022 ; Revised : 03rd August, 2022
Abstract– Natural products including plants have been utilized for the ailment of a number of human ailments. India is well known for its very rich heritage and acknowledged repository for medicinal plants since ancient decades. Throughout the history, man and plant had very close relationship. A good number of researches on medicinal plants have enriched the science of modern medicine over the last decades. Leea macrophylla locally known as ‘Hastikarna Palasa’ is an herbaceous shrub that have been used in herbal medicine as a cure for a number of disorders. Several studies have confirmed that the plant possesses potential anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, neuropharmacological activities. It is a traditional medicinal plant reported remedies for diseases in rural India. Tribal communities used the plant parts as a remedy for a sum of ailments as well as nutritional products.
Key words: Modern medicine, Leea macrophylla, Hastikarna Palasa, Herbal medicine, Tribal communities.