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Traditional Uses and Nutrient Status of Indian Native Plant Fruit (Carissa carandas Linn.)

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Carissa carandas are important medicinal plants in Tamil Nadu. The entire plant has medicinal values. Carissa carandas plants are used to cure various diseases such as asthma, skin disease, cough, cold and tuberculosis. They usually are prepared as fresh juices rather than boiling water and decoction leaves and flowers of Carissa carandas. The juice from the leaves play an important role in this matter. Usually about 30 ml of the juice is taken thrice a day with honey, acting as relieving agent for irritable cough due to its soothing action on the nerve and by liquefying the sputum, which makes expectoration easier. Carissa carandas are important traditional remedies in Tamil Nadu.
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  • Department of Botany, A.V.C. College (Autonomous), Mannampandal 609 305, Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Department of Botany, A.V.C. College (Autonomous), Mannampandal 609 305, Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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