Shaukat Saeed Khan

Department of Botany & Microbiology, Saifia Science College, Bhopal-462001 (India) email:


Because of strategic location in the heart of the country, Bhopal is floristically rich and has more than 1000 species of flowering plants, predominantly anogiosperms. Apart from indigenoous species, there are exotic species also, which have their nativity in far off countries in the world. Many of these species have been encountered and recorded by the botanists from various parts of the country and their description can be witnessed in standard floras, published mostly in the late 19th century or early 20th century. Oommachan15 in his flora of Bhopal has given a list of of 24 exotic weeds which more or less have become naturalised in the ambience of Bhopal and its suburbs. Out of these species 11 medicinally important species have been mentioned in the present paper.

Key words : Antiinflammatory, Snake bite, Antimicrobial, Immunomodulator, anticancerous.

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