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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

Medicinal plants used for the treatment of various skin disorders by a rural community in warud region of Maharashtra

Author(s):
SR Sinkar and VD Samarth
Abstract:
Skin ailments present a major health burden in the rural community. Maintaining healthy skin is important for a healthy body. The uses of wood as a major fuel for cooking in the village; this rural community is more prone to burn accident and even due to hot climate more susceptible to fungal infections too. The lay people in this area depend on the medicinal plant for their primary health care. Herbal medicine is gaining significant popularity because of numerous advantages such as often having negligible side-effects, better patient tolerance, easily available at urban and rural places, being relatively affordable and acceptable due to a long history of use. Besides herbal medicines provide rational means for the treatment of many diseases that are obstinate and incurable in other systems of medicine. For these reasons, several plants have been investigated for the treatment of skin diseases ranging from itching to skin cancer. So far 45 plants have been reported to be effective in various skin diseases during the past 2 years period (2017 to 2019) of research work, which is which are referenced beneath.
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How to cite this article:
SR Sinkar, VD Samarth. Medicinal plants used for the treatment of various skin disorders by a rural community in warud region of Maharashtra. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):791-794.

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