Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835


A review on the medicinal and edible aspects of aquatic and wetland plants of India

Swapna M.M1., Prakashkumar R1., Anoop K.P1., Manju C.N1,2* and Rajith N.P3
1Malabar Botanical Garden, G.A. College P.O., Calicut-14, Kerala, India. 2Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, G.A. College P.O., Calicut-14, Kerala, India. 3Spices Board, Field Office, Adimali, Idukki-61, Kerala, India.
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  •  Accepted: 19 December 2011
  •  Published: 31 December 2011


A review on medicinal and edible aspects of more than 70 wetland plants of India were discussed here. Some new observations such as the use of Lindernia crustacea to clear stomach, Nelumbo nucifera as a delicious food item and sold in the name, ‘vattal’, Colocasia esculenta for the treatment of cracked foot, Cyperus rotundus for relief from stomach ache in children and Centella asiatica to cure jaundice and peptic ulcer are reported for the first time.


Key words: Wetland plants, review, medicinal, edible, India.