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Phytotherapy used in Orissa State India, for treating malaria.

By Venkata Siva Satya Narayana Kantamreddi, S. Parida, S.M. Kommula and Colin W. Wright

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noThis paper reports 35 medicinal plants belonging to 25 families used in the treatment of malaria by the people\ud inhabiting the forests located near to Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa, a south-eastern state in India.\ud The methods adopted for the preparation of plant parts are discussed along with their family and local name(s).\ud The majority of the herbal preparations were made in the form of juices or by using water as the medium in\ud the form of decoctions or infusions. Various plant parts, such as leaves, flowers, fruits, barks, stems, roots, and\ud in some cases the whole plants are used to prepare these remedies each of which contains a single species

Topics: Traditional medicines, Antiplasmodial, Malaria, Orissa, India, Antimalarial
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1002/ptr.2611
OAI identifier: oai:bradscholars.brad.ac.uk:10454/4537
Provided by: Bradford Scholars
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