An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the ethnic groups of Gudiyum forests situated in the west part of Jaganathapuram village-Nagari District(AP), East part of Uttukottai- Tiruvallur District (TN), North part of Nagalapuram Village – Nagari District(AP) and South part of Poondi Village – Thiruvallure District(TN). It is located in lat: 13.28790 and Log: 79.80867 with area coverage of 148 Acres of Tiruvallur District in Tamil Nadu. Aged local tribal were questioned and based on their input a total of 60 plant species belonging to 38 families are considered to be of ethnobotanical interest. All the plants were evaluated through phytochemical investigations and their potentiality for drugs is assessed. The present study shows how traditional medicine can be used for revival of our own siddha medicines
The present study mainly focuses on the study of Indigenous Herbal Remedies used for treating poison of scorpion sting and snake bite by tribal communities of Rahatgaon of District Harda, in Madhya Pradesh. The present study is based upon the ethno botanical studies on two tribal communities of Gond and Korku. Tribal healers utilize several local available plants in ethno-medicinal practices. Present paper reports the use of 23 species of plants used by the tribal communities remedy for animal poison.
Unani System of medicine is universal in its origin and exists into south Asian countries particularly in India. In this system most of the treatments depend upon plants. Unani Drugs consist of naturally occurring mostly herbal medicine. India has such a diverse climate that many kinds of medicinal herbs and plants are available in this country.Among them one is Sibr (Aloe vera Linn.). Sibr, also known as the ‘plant of immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians, was used for its healing properties since time immemorial. It is known for its succulent or fleshy leaves. This nontoxic plant stores water in its leaves and survives in low rainfall and arid regions. Aloe Vera leaf looks unique; it doesn’t have any stems and the edges of leaves have tiny spikes. It has detailed descriptions in Unani Literatures
Aim of study: Curcuma zedoaria (Family: Zingiberaceae) is being used in traditional medicine for the treatment of severe bronchitis and asthma. So the aim of study was to evaluate antiasthmatic activity of extracts of curcuma zedoaria rhizomes to validate its traditional & Ethnopharmacological use.
Materials and methods: In the present study petroleum ether, ethanol and water extract of Curcuma zedoaria rhizomes at the doses of 25-100 mg/kg i. p. was evaluated for antiasthmatic activity using milk induced eosinophilia in mice.
Results: The results of present investigation showed that the ethanol extract of Curcuma zedoaria rhizomes at (25-100 mg/kg, i.p.) significantly decreases milk induced eosinophilia in mice in a dose dependent manner when compared to petroleum ether, water extract and control group.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that the ethanol extract of Curcuma zedoaria (100 mg/kg) may be useful in management & prevention of asthma.