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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 137-140

Traditional phytotherapy for the treatment of hydrocele in Odisha, India


Botanical Survey of India, Central Botanical Laboratory, Howrah, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Harish Singh
Central Botanical Laboratory, Botanical Survey of India, P.O.-Botanical Garden, Howrah, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.103198

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The present article deals with the unknown traditional uses of 15 plant species for the treatment of hydrocele, collected from 27 tribal groups ofthe Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Angul, and Balangir districts of Odisha. These ethnomedicinal uses were compared and cross-checked with the data mentioned in the well-known, standard, Indian ethnomedicinal as well as medicinal literatures and it was found that these medicinal uses of the referred plants had not been reported earlier.


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