Cuscuta is a parasitic plant belonging to family Cuscutaceae. The present paper is an investigation of its various host plant species and its traditional uses in Palanpur Taluka of North Gujarat during 2005-2008. Two species of Cuscuta occur in the Palanpur Taluka. The preservation and documentation of traditional knowledge is a matter of prime importance. This will not only provide recognition of this knowledge but will also help in conservation of such gradually vanishing endangered semi/arid plant species. The present paper provide ethnomedicinal information of 2 species of Cuscuta. For each plant species listed, the botanical name, family, vernacular name, part used, uses/ailments treated, preparations/administrations, use (%) and locality are given.
Patel, J. N. and Patel, N. K.
"Study of Parasite Hosts of the Genus Cuscuta and its Traditional Uses in Planpur Taluka, Gujarat, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2010
, Article 3.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2010/iss2/3