Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 7

A Review Article on: An Overview of Medicinal Importance of Orchids

Varma Ashu Rajeshbhai1* and Rajshekhar Ingalhalli2

1C.G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, UKA Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Gujrat, India
2Assistant Professor, C.G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, UKA Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Gujrat, India

*Corresponding Author: Varma Ashu Rajeshbhai, C.G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, UKA Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Gujrat, India.

Received: May 26, 2022; Published: June 29, 2022

Abstract

Medicinal plants have played important role in human life from dawn of time. They've long been foundation of traditional herbal treatment, and their pharmacological significance has prompted substantial research. Orchids are wide group of Angiosperms that belong to Orchidaceae family. Biological activity is suggested by number of substances extracted from various sections of orchid. Alkaloids are organic heterocyclic nitrogenous chemicals that have therapeutic properties in humans and other animals. Orchids with 0.1 percent or more alkaloids are found in 214 species across 64 genera. In addition to alkaloids, they include flavonoids, phenanthrenes, terpenoids, bibenzyl derivatives, and other physiologically active compounds. Several Indian tribes use orchid for medicinal purposes, according to current studies. Scorpion and snake bites, leucoderma, eczema, tumour, diahorrhea, earache, sexually transmitted diseases, dysentery, paralysis, acidity, cholera, wounds and sores, arthritis, syphilis, pregnancy, bone fractures, spermatorrhea, muscular pains, asthma were all discovered to have therapeutic potential in 88 orchid species of 45 genera. In light of various recent discoveries about the importance of these orchids, a comprehensive analysis of chemical constituents and biological activity, as well as a critical assessment of ethno pharmacological issues, is provided. Since a large variety of orchid species have been experimentally used to treat a wide range of diseases, some research work has been conducted to provide scientific data to legitimize the therapeutic use of diverse plants in the treatment of disorders. Goal of this study is to bring traditional and folkloric usage, pharmacological studies, and phyto-constituents extracted from Orchids family up to date and give complete analysis.

Keywords: Orchids; Medicinal Plants; Medicinal Properties; Traditional Use

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Citation: Varma Ashu Rajeshbhai and Rajshekhar Ingalhalli. “A Review Article on: An Overview of Medicinal Importance of Orchids".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.7 (2022): 28-36.

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