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Title: Dicentra scandens (D.Don) Walp.-A highly potent ethnomedicinal plant against malaria, high blood pressure and diabetes
Authors: Pfoze, Neli Lokho
Chiezou, D Ngolo
Keywords: Malaria
High blood pressure
Diabetes
Ethnomedicine
Nagaland
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P3/10, A61P7/12, A61P9/02
Abstract: Dicentra scandens (D.Don) Walp. syn Dicentra thalictrifolia (Wall.) Hook. f. & Thoms. is a climbing perennial herb, belonging to the family Fumariaceae. The plant thrives well in moist sandy loam or loamy or forest soils very rich in organic matter. The plant has been used for years by Naga ethnic tribal communities living in eastern Nagaland state for treating various diseases including a number of fatal diseases like malaria, high blood pressure and diabetes. Therefore, it is warranted that step needs to be taken up for laboratory research to probe for validity test as claimed by herbalists and ultimately evolve a system for bio-prospecting and bio-partnership in bringing about cultivation.
Page(s): 268-270
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.05(2) [April 2006]

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