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Vol. 10, Issue 3 (2021)

Status of poisonous plants and their toxic importance for general people awareness in South-eastern Rajasthan

Author(s):
NK Rathore, PS Chauhan and VK Yadav
Abstract:
Present study conducted on poisonous or toxic plants abundance in south-eastern Rajasthan which are not identified by the local people, particularly preschool children are prone to be victimized by eating poisonous plants accidentally. Sometimes due to confusion or ignorance human beings use poisonous plants for daily needs like wild edible plants, infectivity of food with noxious plants, or by the use of plants use as remedies for some ailments. All these plants can affect either whole body spectrum or slightest quantity. The poisonous plants recorded from the study area are arranged alphabetically, each by its botanical name, followed by family and local names with their toxic principles and toxicity. Total 45 poisonous plant species were recorded belonging to 30 different families from the study area. Maximum poisonous plants species were recorded from Euphorbiaceae family and followed by Poaceae family. The traditional uses are described with details of toxic plant parts used, toxic principles and notes on toxic effects on humans and livestock. This paper provides valuable information for local people to be aware of poisonous or harmful plants available to their surroundings.
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How to cite this article:
NK Rathore, PS Chauhan, VK Yadav. Status of poisonous plants and their toxic importance for general people awareness in South-eastern Rajasthan. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(3):114-118. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2021.v10.i3b.5932
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