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Title: Some new ethnomedicinal uses of Milkweed in the Indian desert
Authors: Kumar, Suresh
Goyal, Sangeeta
Chauhan, Aruna
Parveen, Farzana
Keywords: Medicinal Plants
Indian Desert
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="PlaceType"><smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="PlaceName"><smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place"><b> Int. Cl.<sup>7</sup>:</b> A61K35/78, A61P3/10, A61P9/00, A61P9/14, A61P11/00, A61P11/10, A61P11/14, A61P15/00, A61P17/02, A61P19/10, A61P19/02, A61P27/00, A61P29/00, A61P31/02, A61P33/02, A61P35/00, A61P39/02 </smarttagtype></smarttagtype></smarttagtype>
Abstract: <smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="country-region"><smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place"> Survey of desert dwellers in 102 villages in the Indian desert revealed many ethnomedicinal uses of commonly occurring Asclepiadaceous shrub called Milkweed, <i style="">Calotropis procera </i>(Ait.) R. Br. The information has been compared with 43 uses reported in previously published records and a total of 28 new medicinal uses have been found.  Veterinary uses of <i style="">Calotropis procera </i>(Ait.) R. Br. have also been reported. In view of its new curative uses, need for their pharmacological validation has been emphasized. </smarttagtype></smarttagtype>
Description: 448-455
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.04(4) [October 2005]

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