International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part K (2017)
Ethnomedicinal study of Schleichera oleosa among the tribals of Satna (M.P.)
Jay Lal Anuragi and RP Mishra
Schleichera oleosa (Kusum) is well known tree of medicinal importance in India. All parts of Kusum are used in Indian Traditional Healing. The Traditional Healers use Kusum in simple as well as complex herbal formulations. Kusum based Herbal Formulations are popular among the Healers of present generation. Schleichera oleosa, belonging to the Sapindaceae family, has been reported to possess antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer activity, and can be used for the production of biodiesel. The plant contains low tannin levels therefore it can be used as fodder for livestock. This species contains important phytochemicals such as terpenoids, betulin, betulinic acid etc. The literature reveals that this medicinal plant can be used as an alternative to synthetic compounds for use in preventing and treating several diseases. Considering the medicinal and environmental uses of this plant, this review is an effort to summarize nearly all the information reported on its various activities.
How to cite this article:
Jay Lal Anuragi and RP Mishra. Ethnomedicinal study of Schleichera oleosa among the tribals of Satna (M.P.). International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(3): 672-674.