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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 38-41

Traditional herbal remedies in Buldhana District (Maharashtra, India)


P.G. Department of Botany, S.S.V.PS's L.K. P. R. Ghogrey Science College, Dhule-424005, (M.S.), India

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P.G. Department of Botany, S.S.V.PS's L.K. P. R. Ghogrey Science College, Dhule-424005, (M.S.)
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The paper documents traditional herbal remedies from buldhana district of Maharashtra (India). The plant parts most commonly used are bark, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds, apart from plant products like latex and gum. The medicaments include recipes like decoction, infusion, paste, ash, extract juice, besides gum and latex. There are mainly used afresh. Occasionally, these are supplemented by domestic edible substances of plant-origin. The reliance on herbal medicines for healthcare is associated with traditional belief of effectiveness as well as poor economic status. Role of homestead gardens in native phytotherapy is being focused for the first time from this region. The first-hand information adduced is desired to divulge new lead molecules or will add new sources of herbal medicine.


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