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Title: Traditional medicines knowledge in Dharmabad taluka of Nanded district, Maharashtra, India
Authors: Ghorband, Dnyaneshwar P
Biradar, Sharad D
Keywords: Dharmabad
Ethnomedicine
Folklore
Medicinal plants
Nanded district
Maharashtra
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt. cl. (2011.01) - A61K 36/00
Abstract: The present paper deals with the observations on ethnomedicinal uses of plant wealth of Dharmabad tehsil of Nanded district. The herbal vendors and rustic people use mainly herbal medicines to cure different ailments and diseases. Altogether 32 plants were recorded which are used by them for curing 38 different types of diseases and ailments. Many of these ethnomedicinal preparations are new. Among the 38 ethnomedicinal preparations, 20 are administered in the form of monoherbal preparations used in curing colic pain, jaundice, scabies, dropsy, etc. while the remaining 18 are polyherbal preparations used to cure cataract, leucorrhoea, eczema, leprosy and debility. Their botanical name, local name, uses, name of ailments and diseases are provided in this paper. Some noteworthy medicinal plants of this area are: Achyranthes aspera Linn., Bombax ceiba Linn., Cynodon dactylon (Linn.) Pers., Plumeria rubra Linn., etc.
Page(s): 498-503
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online); 0976-0504 (Print)
Source:IJNPR Vol.2(4) [December 2011]

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