TRADITIONAL USE OF HERBAL MEDICINES AGAINST RHEUMATISM BY THE TRIBALS OF BARGARH DISTRICT IN ODISHA (INDIA)

  • S. K. SEN1, M. R. PATTNAIK2 AND L. M. BEHERA3 S. K. SEN1, M. R. PATTNAIK2 AND L. M. BEHERA3 1DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, PANCHAYAT COLLEGE, BARGARH-768028, ODISHA, INDIA. 2BARGARH RANGE OFFICE, GANDHI CHOWK, BARGARH: 768 028, ODISHA, INDIA. 3EX-READER IN BOTANY, MODIPARA (NEAR WATER TANK), SAMBALPUR-768002, ODISHA INDIA. Corresponding author’s e-mail: sunilsen06@rediffmail.com; dr.mihirpattnaik@gmail.com; lalitberera2007@rediffmail.com

Abstract

The present paper is the outcome of an attempt made to document the traditional knowledge on medicinal plants which are used by tribals and other rural people of Bargarh district in western part of Odisha for treatment of rheumatism. The plants which are used for the treatment are Allium sativum,  Anogeissus latifolia,  Argyreia nervosa, Boerhaavia diffusa, Calotropis gigantea, Senna tora, Cissus repens, Citrus medica, Clerodendrum phlomidis, Costus speciosus, Croton laevigatus, Crateva nurvala, Cryptolepis dubia, Tabernaemontana divaricata, Flemingia stricta, Gardenia latifolia, Gloriosa superba, Holarrhena pubescens, Hygrophila auriculata, Mallotus philippensis, Marsdenia tenacissima, Moringa oleifera, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Operculina turpethum, Paederia foetida, Pergularia daemia, Pittosporum wrightii, Premna serratifolia, Pueraria tuberosa, Semecarpus anacardium, Soyamida febrifuga, Terminalia bellirica, Tinospora cordifolia, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Ventilago maderaspatana, Vitex negundo and Wattakaka volubilis belong to 37 species of 20 families. In the present piece of work an alphabetical list of these plants with their family, local name, preparation of medicine and dosage and mode of administration has been discussed at length.

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2014-05-01
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L. M. BEHERA3, S. K. SEN1, M. R. PATTNAIK2 AND. TRADITIONAL USE OF HERBAL MEDICINES AGAINST RHEUMATISM BY THE TRIBALS OF BARGARH DISTRICT IN ODISHA (INDIA). LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 51, may 2014. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/87>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2017.
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