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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-56

Studies on the method - ethnobotany of Calotropis gigantea and C.procera


1 Ecology and Floristics Laboratory, Department of Botany, Berhampur University, Berhampur - 760 007, Orissa, India
2 Medical Officer (Ayurvedic), Mongorapur, Ganjam, Orissa - 761 016, India

Correspondence Address:
Malaya K Misra
Ecology and Floristics Laboratory, Department of Botany, Berhampur University, Berhampur - 760 007, Orissa
India
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The paper reviews the economic and traditional medicinal uses of the plants, Calotropis gigantean  and C. procera  from the published literature from various of India. The ethno-medicinal uses of the former species in Orissa are also incorporated. Their distribution in India, Botany, Physical and Chemical properties of the plant parts are provided. Uses of the traditional medicines and their authentication as evidence by the available clinical trials are discussed. Besides, uses and standardization of doses against various ailments are suggested.


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