Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part A (2018)
Survey on ethno botanical plants used for the treatment of Liver disorders by traditional healers in Mahur Taluka of District Nanded, Maharashtra, India
Author(s): Eanguwar Srinivas Reddy and Velmala Madhu
Abstract: Information on 41 plant species used especially for the treatment of liver disorders by tribal healers of Mahurtaluka of Nanded district, Maharashtra is given in this paper. It reveals utilization of flowering plants belonging to 39 genera comprising of 26 families, out of these26 families are of dicotyledons, 2 of monocotyledons. The present survey provides information on the therapeutic properties of 41 crude drugs. The study was undertaken during the period from January 2014- December 2017; data was obtained based on personal observations and interviews with traditional healers. These drugs were used as decoction or infusion of whole plants, leaf, bark, flower, fruit and seeds are used internally. During the present study it has also been observed that most of the plants are common except few vulnerable species like, Abrus precatorius L., Aegle marmelos, Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R.Br and Vitex negundo L, etc. within the study area. As these crude drugs were not reported earlier from the study area. As the traditional herbal remedies are based on ancestral knowledge and empiric experiences, this type of ethno-medicinal survey is useful in determination of bio prospecting potential of medicinal plants.
How to cite this article:
Eanguwar Srinivas Reddy, Velmala Madhu. Survey on ethno botanical plants used for the treatment of Liver disorders by traditional healers in Mahur Taluka of District Nanded, Maharashtra, India. Int J Herb Med 2018;6(6):43-45.