Research: KANTAMREDDI and COLLEAGUES,

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Abstract

KANTAMREDDI and COLLEAGUES, Bradford School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK. vssn_k@yahoo.com report on the use of 35 medicinal plants used to treat malaria in India.

Background

This paper reports 35 medicinal plants belonging to 25 families used in the treatment of malaria by the people inhabiting the forests located near to Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa, a south-eastern state in India.

Methodology

The methods adopted for the preparation of plant parts are discussed along with their family and local name(s). The majority of the herbal preparations were made in the form of juices or by using water as the medium in the form of decoctions or infusions.

Results

Various plant parts, such as leaves, flowers, fruits, barks, stems, roots, and in some cases the whole plants are used to prepare these remedies each of which contains a single species.

Conclusion

References

Kantamreddi VS, Parida S, Kommula SM and Wright CW. Phytotherapy used in Orissa state, India for treating malaria. Phytotherapy Research. 23(11):1638-41. Nov 2009.

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