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Title: Traditional uses of some Indian plants among islanders of the Indian Ocean
Authors: Jain, S K
Srivastava, Sumita
Keywords: Ethnomedicine
Indian Ocean
Madagascar
Comoros
Seychelles
Mascarenes
Traditional Medicine
Ethnomedicine
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.7: A61K35/78, A61P1/06, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/12, A61P1/14, A61P1/16, A61P5/00, A61P5/14, A61P5/16, A61P11/00, A61P11/06, A61P11/08, A61P15/00, A61P19/00, A61P19/02, A61P25/00,A61P25/08, A61P27/02, A61P29/00, A61P31/00, A61P31/02, A61P31/04, A61P33/00, A61P33/06, A61P37/08, A61P39/02, A61P39/04
Abstract:  A comparative study of the traditional herbal knowledge of the islanders of the Indian Ocean and the folk of India shows that both use about seventy species of plants in Indian medicine. Whereas some uses are common among the folk of two regions, many traditional uses among the¬†islanders are unique. Comparative data on such species is presented. Details of uses, dosages, mixture plants or other materials are given for some unique uses/species. The advantage of substituting underground parts of plants with aerial parts use discussed.
Page(s): 345-357
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.04(4) [October 2005]

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