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IJCPS JOURNAL-Vol. 5 Special Issue 7 FESEM, June 2016

Pages: 107-112

Tridax Procumbens: A Medicinal Gift of Nature for Healing Diabetic wound

Author: B.M. PARDESHI, VINOD BHIUNGADE

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Abstract

Tridax procumbens (L), commonly known as Tridax daisy, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family. It is best known as a widespread weed. Tridax procumbens (L.) is a spreading annual herb found throughout India but unfortunately it is one of the neglected plants. Hence, the present work aims to open new avenues for the improvement of medicinal use of Tridax procumbens (Compositae) for various ailments and to bring the anti-diabetic medicinal plant to the scientists' notice, and raise awareness and add value to the resource. Traditionally, Tridax procumbens has been in use in India for wound healing . Nature has been a source of medicinal agents for thousands of years and an impressive number of modern drugs have been isolated from natural resources. The essential values and uses of some plants have been worked out and published, but many of them remain unexplored to date. Therefore, there is a necessity to explore their uses and to conduct pharmacognostic and pharmacological studies to discover their medicinal properties. Hence, Present work deals with phytochemical analysis of Tridax procumbens for the improvement of medicinal use of Tridax procumbens (Compositae) for various ailments and raise awareness and add value to the resource.

Keywords: Tridax procumbens (L.), phytochemicals, diabetes.