Sagade Akanksha Bappasaheb, Yogesh Prabhakar Nikam, Vaishnavi Rajendra Bhosale, Jayashri Bandu Satpute
Natural parasites which grows on other trees also gives very effective benefits to humans. Although, the study and knowledge about the medicinal uses of mistletoes are still not in search. European mistletoes, Viscum album is most common species used in anticancer. Further, research reports 3 most precious species found in Borneo Island, namely Scurrulaferruginea, Dendrophthoecurvata and Macrosolencochinchinesis. This borneo species belongs to Loranthaceae family. The phytochemicals present in mistletoes gives ethnomedicinal uses. They are tannins, alkaloids, loranthin, gallic acid, flavonols, phenolics and terpenoids. Components which are present gives maximum therapeutic effects. Various components shows various action. The traditional and therapeutic uses of bornean mistletoes components includes Anticancer, Anti-microbial, Anti-oxidative, Anti-hypertensive, Anti-viral, Anti-hyperlipidemic, Anti-nociceptive, wound healing, and others activities.
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