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Title: Traditional medicaments through papaya in North eastern plains zone of India
Authors: Saran, PL
Choudhary, R
Solanki, IS
Devi, G
Keywords: Papaya;Medicinal properties;Diseases;Hydrocele
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, A01D 7/31, A01D 7/00, A01D 20/12, A01D 10/00
Abstract: Information and knowledge were collected for the first time through questionnaire and interviews on medicinal aspects. Each part of papaya plant is useful in one way or another; from its fruit to its stem and leaves. Different parts of papaya, viz. fruits (ripe and unripe), seeds, bark, leaves, roots and latex are used for treatment of several diseases like, jaundice, stomach problem, dengue, ringworm, roundworm, wound dressing, urinary complaint, anti-hemolytic activity, weight loss, high blood pressure, snake bite to remove poison and abortion. Among different diseases, farmers put jaundice (94.96%) and stomach problems (87.66%) at rank I, and dengue (67.38%) at rank II. Farmers between 46-60 yrs age group possess more traditional knowledge (91.70%) about the medicament properties of papaya parts. The knowledge level increases with the increase in age. Traditional knowledge of labourers and farmers of NEPZ regarding medicinal uses of different parts of papaya for management of dengue fever and jaundice diseases supported along with medical treatment by papaya leaf and fruit extract increase the PLT and RBC, respectively. Papaya fruit enhancing the hydrocele problem might be due to some anti-nutrients toxicants and cooling effect on human body.
Page(s): 537-543
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.14(4) [October 2015]

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