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Title: Plants used for natal healthcare in folk medicine of Kerala, India
Authors: Rasiya, Beegam A
Nayar, TS
Keywords: Natal and Child Healthcare;Folk medicines;Kerala
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int.Cl8: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/16, A61P5/00, A61P9/14, A61P17/00, A61P17/02, A61P19/00, A61P29/00, A61P31/00
Abstract: This paper deals with 66 preparations made out of 58 plant species specifically employed in prenatal (14), postnatal (23) and child healthcare (29) in folk medicine of Kerala. Details about preparation and administration of medicine, plant parts used, local names, dosages and status of occurrence of species - wild, naturalised, cultivated or marketed, are provided. An analysis of these, 58 plant species shows that 37 species (63%) are native and the rest 21 species (36%) are naturalised exotics. Of the 37 native species, 14 species occur wild and the rest 23 species are either cultivated or planted.
Page(s): 523-527
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.10(3) [July 2011]

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