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Herbal cure for poisons and poisonous bites from Western Uttar Pradesh, India

Khan, Abdul Viqar and Ahmed, Qamar Uddin and Khan, Mohd Wasi and Khan, Athar Ali (2014) Herbal cure for poisons and poisonous bites from Western Uttar Pradesh, India. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, 4 (Suppl1). S116-S120. ISSN 2222-1808

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Objective: To conduct ethnopharmacobotanical field explorations in rural areas of five districts of Uttar Pradesh, India with regard to the folk herbal formulations associated with the management of poisons and poisonous bites. Methods: Local traditional healers known as “Vaidya” and “Hakeems” in the study area were interviewed to gather ethnopharmacobotanical information using a questionnaire attending various medical practices. Results: Information on 49 herbal formulations prepared from 39 plant species belonging to 28 plant families in the treatment of poisons and poisonous bites is presented in this scientific communication. Conclusion: Present communication revealed that study area is rich in its ethnopharmacobotanical knowledge. The plant species discussed here also encompasses new reports on C. album, S. xanthocarpum, S. melongena, S. indicum, C. procera, C. sativum, C. dactylon, B. campestris, T. aestivum, V. vinifera, S. vulgare and N. indicum. This study further concludes that their lies a lot of potential in the Indian herbal repository which should be explored systematically and later subjected to thorough study under the light of latest available scientific investigations for the drug standardization and pharmaco-toxicological studies with respect to make cheaper and safer drugs for the benefit of ailing humanity encountered with poisons and poisonous bites.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4921/36381
Uncontrolled Keywords: Herbal formulations; Poisons; Poisonous bites
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC86 First aid in illness and injury
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr Qamar Uddin Ahmed
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2014 15:03
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 14:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36381

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