ISSN: 2582-788X (Online)
Medicinal properties of phyto-constituents from Rubiaceae family of Assam: Critical Review
Assam is the gateway to Northeast India and is well-known for its rich biodiversity and wildlife resources. The land of Assam is very fertile and is blessed with different plant species with high medicinal properties. The tribal and ethnic people living here have a vast knowledge of different medicinal plants and have been using these plants as herbal medicines for different diseases and ailments for ages. Rubiaceae, one of the medicinally and economically important plant families are widely distributed over different locations of Assam. Most of them have great medicinal value because of the different phytochemicals present in it. The present review deliberates some commonly found medicinal plant species of the Rubiaceae family, including Adina cordifolia, Anthocephalous cadamba, Gardenia jasminoides, Gardenia ternifolia, Ixora coccinea, Ixora pavetta, Paederia foetida, Pavetta indica, Randia dumetorum, Rubia cordifolia in Assam and their phytoconstituents, ethnomedicinal and pharmacological activities.