Bahekar S*, Kale R
The plant kingdom has been the best so
urce of remedies for curing a va
of diseases since ancient times. Plants continue to serve as possible sources for new drugs and
chemicals derived from various parts of plants. Manihot esculenta Crantz, popularly known as cassava is one of the most negle
cted medicinal herbs found all ove
r the world.
It is not so commonly used in herbal medicine because of some of its potentially toxic components, but still various literatu
res have mentioned that this plant has numerous
medicinal indications. Generally roots and leaves of this plant have b
een used in various parts of world for dietary as well as medicinal purposes. Though neglected, this is
one of the most useful medicinal plants. In this review, we have tried to highlight various phytochemicals found and medicina
l uses of this neglected plant.