KEY BASED REVIEWS MAY PROVE PHENOMENAL FOR CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH ON MEDICINAL PLANTS ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD TO EUPHORBIA HELIOSCOPIA L. AND ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM L.
Tabinda Showkat, Ubaid yaqoob and Neetu Singh
Medicinal plants are essential natural resources which constitutes one of the potential sources of new products and bioactive compounds for drug development. The two plants from Kashmir Himalaya have been selected for study on ethno-botanical importance. Achillea millefolium L. is recommended for the treatment of many different ailments because of its astringent effects. The herb is purported to be a diaphoretic, astringent, tonic. Euphorbia helioscopia L. has been widely used for centuries to treat different disease conditions such as ascites, edema, tuberculosis, dysentery, scabies, lung cancer, cervical carcinoma and esophageal cancer. The main aim of this review is to provide the overview of morphological traits viz a viz their medicinal utility to explore the new dimensions. The complete sketch of these aforementioned species has been carried out based on self-observations and secondary sources to enumerate the scientists and researchers about the basic facts and also provide vital basis for future research proposals.
Keywords: Euphorbia helioscopia; Achillea millefolium; Medicinal properties, Compounds.