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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187-192

Herbal remedies of street vendors for some urino-genital diseases


Indira Gandhi Centre for Human Ecology, Environmental and Population Studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302 004, India

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Rajiv K Sinha
Indira Gandhi Centre for Human Ecology, Environmental and Population Studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302 004
India
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The herbal vendors are the mobile tribal medicinement seen on the busy streets of many Indian cities selling crude medicinal plants and their products. They prescribe herbal treatment for several diseases, a skill they inherited from their forefathers through several generations of experience. They claim to have specific herbal remedies for the complete cure of some urino - genital disorders such as dysuria, hematuria, syphilis and gonorrhea. Cocculus villosus, pedalium murex, Tribulus terrestris, Tinospora cordifolia, Withania Somnifera, Asparagus racemosus and Curculigo orchoides  are the herbal drugs of choice used in the treatment.


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