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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143-152

Ethnobotany of certain medicinal plants used by Tribals of India against skin infections

Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302 004, India

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S Radhika Iyer
Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302 004
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Tribals of India have been using many plants for curing their ailments since time immemorial. Plants most commonly used by different tribal population in India against skin infections have been listed out in this report. Some of these plants have already been proved scientifically to possess antimicrobial and antiallergic principles. Many more are yet to be surveyed and proven for their known medicinal value. Once the principles underlying the particular activity of the plants described are known, they could safely by recommended for use for the rest of the population of our country, as it would not only be effective but also a cheaper source of drug.

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