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Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Rationale Behind Ethnopharmacological Uses of Blumea lacera (Burmf.) DC., (Asteraceae) for piles/haemorrhoids and anal fissures by Madia-Gond Tribe of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra State, India



Address:   V. J. Tiwari
P G Department of Botany, J M Patel College, Bhandara 441 904 M.S., Maharashtra State, India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0975-4385.2016.00035.2; 8(4): 53-59

ABSTRACT:
The ethnopharmacological survey of Madia-Gond Tribe of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra State reveals that aqueous extract of leaves of Blumea lacera (BL) are used to cure anal fissure and haemorrhoid/piles. In order to establish rationale behind ethnopharmacological uses online database namely Pub Med, Google Scholar and online journals on medicinal plants were searched thoroughly to know ethnomedicinal, phytochmical and pharmacological profiles of plant. These references were analysed in perspective of different medicinal uses among distant ethnic communities in different regions of India. Ethno medicinal uses were corroborated with chemical and biological activities. An attempt is made to check authenticity and validity of herbal drug on the basis of reported research work.
KEYWORDS:
Rationale, Ethnopharmacology, Blumea lacera, Madia- Gond Tribe, Pharmacological and Chemical validity
Cite:
V. J. Tiwari. Rationale Behind Ethnopharmacological Uses of Blumea lacera (Burmf.) DC., (Asteraceae) for piles/haemorrhoids and anal fissures by Madia-Gond Tribe of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra State, India. Res. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochem. 2016; 8(4): 235-241.
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