Medicinal Value of Domiciliary Ornamental Plants of the Asteraceae Family

    Published on:April 2020
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2020; 12(1):3-10
    Review Article | doi:10.5530/jyp.2020.12.2
    Authors:

    Ishan Saini1, Jyoti Chauhan1, Prashant Kaushik2,3,*

    1Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra, Haryana, INDIA.

    2Instituto de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, SPAIN.

    3Nagano University, 1088 Komaki, Ueda, Nagano, JAPAN.

    Abstract:

    Gardens are unaccomplished without the showy, pricey investments of ornamental plants. Ornamental plants, especially the flowering plants, have a significant impact on human life. They offer fresh air to the surroundings and release the negativity from the environment. Ornamental plants intrigued humans with their alluring odour and unique. Besides this, many ornamental plants have other economic uses other than just decoration or traditional customs which has been discussed. Many plants are edible and used in several kinds of beverages as medicinal values. Important domiciliary plants that belong to Asteraceae with both ornamental and therapeutic benefits are reviewed in this paper, namely, Calendula, Echinacea, Achillea, Acmella and Tanacetum. These plants possess a high nutritive value and can be cooked or consumed as salads. With numerous pharmaceutical activities of these plants, we hope that this review will bring awareness for their alternative use.

    Key words: Edible flowers, Medicinal ornamental plants, Floriculture, Horticulture, Alkaloids, Essential oil.

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