Prunus cerasoides D. Don: A Review on Its Ethnomedicinal Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology January 2018 International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 48(1):62-69 Prunus cerasoides (Sanskrit: padmaka) is the name of a medicinal plant used in Ayurveda to promote skin care and enhance the beauty of the skin .—Prunus cerasoides as skin care herb is well documented in both Ayurveda (Used in leprosy, leucodermaa, erysipelas) and in biomedicine, even then it is not a popular cosmetic herb. Prunus cerasoides is a deciduous tree usually growing around 3 - 10 metres tall but exceptionally reaching 30 metres[266. The plant is native to East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. This species has medicinal properties, including applying the juice of the bark to treat backaches[338. Prunus cerasoides, commonly known as wild Himalayan cherry and sour cherry, is a deciduous cherry tree of Prunus genus and Rosaceae (Rose family). ... Prunus cerasoides is classified as Least Concerned in IUCN Redlist at global level. Its range extends in the Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh in north-central India, to Southwest China, Burma and Thailand. The major threat to this species globally is logging and wood harvesting as per IUCN and also an unknown disease which kills the plant. Have medicinal & magico-religious properties. Title IUCN Red List of …