Article Id: ARCC5315 | Page : 218-223
Citation :- USE OF INDIGENOUS MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR RESPIRATORY DISORDERS.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2006.(25):218-223
P.N. Aniwal, C.M. Bellurkar and P.B.Bhosale
Address : Department of Home Science Extension Education, College of Home Scince, MAU, Parbhani- 431402, India.


The study was conducted in Parbhani and Nanded districts of Marathwada region of Maharashtra State, to know the indigenous knowledge of rural people regarding use of medicinal plants for respiratory disorders. Data were collected from old and experienced rural people with the help of specially designed interview schedule. The data were collected by PRA technique from five villages related to medicinal plants used fot respiratory disorders. The collected information was then scientifically validated with the help of books on medicinal plants, drug index and consultation with Ayurvedic doctors. The study reveals that Leaves of Eucalyptus, whole plant of Prickly chaff flowerare useful to get relief from cough and leaves of Tulsi and root of turmericare useful to cure cold. Where as leaves of Eucalyptus, roots of Carrot leaves of Castor and seed and rootof Cardamomare useful in tonsikkitis. While leaves of Tulsi, fruits of Hirda and root and bark of Apta are useful for the patient suffering from sore throat.


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