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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
Milkweed
Ethnomedicine
Rajasthan
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code Int. Cl.7: 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
Abstract:  Survey of desert dwellers in 102 villages in the Indian desert revealed many ethnomedicinal uses of commonly occurring Asclepiadaceous shrub called Milkweed, Calotropis procera (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 Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br. have also been reported. In view of its new curative uses, need for their pharmacological validation has been emphasized.
Page(s): 448-455
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.04(4) [October 2005]

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