Ethnomedicinal Investigation of Herbal Vendors In North Maharashtra (India) Combating Jaundice Deceases
Publication Date : 10/01/2017
This paper includes result of Investigation particularly emphasizing Botanicals used against jaundice deceases in North Maharashtra. The data has been collected from herbal vendors. Total 21 angiosperm species belonging to 20 genera and 16 families are sold in market. About 15 species are being reported for useful for the first time from India.Where as 02 species although recorded so useful, their parts are different. They advise various plant parts such as leaves, roots, bulb, stembark, fruits, seeds are useful to treat jaundice. These are employed in the form of different recipes like extract, decoction, juice, slurry, powder, paste, Ash, Infusion etc., and supplemented occasionally by cow milk, oil, honey, curd and jaggery. Also 02 plant species are added in these recipes, of the total 21 species, 05 species are cultigens, whereas rest others are collected from wild. 02 species are exotic. Although these are traditionally reported useful, they must be testified on scientific lines involving Chemical, Biological and Clinical screening.
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