Cressa Cretica Case Study
Key Words: morpho-anatomy, Cressa cretica, bicollateral, internal phloem.
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(Convolvulaceae) is known in Arabic as Molleih or Nadewa (Täkholm, 1974). C. cretica is a remarkable salt-tolerant plant, common in coastal areas. C. cretica is mentioned as an Ayurvedic drug, known in indigenous medicine in India as Rudanti (Satakopan & Karandikar, 1961). It is reported to be antibilious, antitubercular, and an expectorant (Rizk & El-Ghazaly, 1995; Satakopan & Karandikar, 1961). The plant is alternately used as an anthelmentic, stomachic, tonic, for aphrodisiac purposes, enrichment of the blood, and is useful in constipation, leprosy, asthma, and urinary discharges (Chopra et al., 1956). The plant is traditionally used in Bahrain as an expectorant and an antibilious agent (Rizk & El-Ghazaly,