Author(s): Sanchalika Mishra, Ashutosh Yadav, Sandeep Kumar Singh
In recent years, ethnobotanical and traditional uses of natural compounds, especially of plant origin received much attention as they are well tested for their efficacy and generally believed to be safe for human use. Canna indica commonly known as Keli is widely cultivated throughout India, tropical and sub-tropical regions of Southern United State and South to Northern Argentina & Philippines in settled areas belongs to the family Cannaceae. It widely used as a nutritive agent and possesses number of valuable pharmacological activities. This article aims to provide information which is required to claim and explore its pharmacognostic and pharmacological profile. Every part of Canna has beneficial properties that can serve humanity so the whole plant can be extensively studied for further research aspects.