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Title: Ethno Botanical Polypharmacy of Traditional Healers in Wayanad (Kerala) to treat type 2 diabetes
Authors: Kumar, Dilip EK
Janardhana, GR
Keywords: Type 2 diabetes;Traditional medicine;Polypharmacy;Wayanad district
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K, A61K 36/00, A01D 16/02, A01D 16/03
Abstract: The aboriginal medical system prevalent among traditional healers of Wayanad has demonstrated a good practice, so bright future in the therapy of type 2 diabetes. Therefore, present study focused on identification validation and documentation such Ethno botanical polypharmacy prevalent in the district.

  A total of 47 species belonging to 44 genera comes under 29 families were identified being utilized in 23 different compound medicinal recipes for diabetic healthcare in Wayanad. These preparations and the herbal ingredients need scientific evaluation about their mechanism of action in living organism in heath as well as disease condition to confirm their activity against type 2 diabetes.
Page(s): 667-673
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(4) [October 2012]

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