Herbal Cures


Editor by Dr. D.A. PatH M.Sc., Ph.D. (Botany)

Post-Graduate Department of Botany
S.S.V.P. Sanstha's L.K. Dr. P.R. Ghogrey
Science College, Dhule-424 005 (Maharashtra)

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 Dr. D.A. Patil

About Us
Dr. D.A.Patil did his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Botany from Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada
University (Aurangabad, M.S.) with Angiosperm as a subject of specialization in 1978 and 1983
respectively. He has about 29 years of research and teaching experience at graduate and postgraduate
classes. His major research interest includes Taxonomy and Anatomy of Angiosperms,
Floristics, Ethnobotany and Etymology. He has authored (i) Key to the Angiospermic Families
of North Maharashtra, (ii)Flora of Dhule and Nandurbar Districts (Maharashtra), (iii) Origins
of Plant Names, and co-authored, (iv) Ethnobotany of Nasik District (Maharashtra), (v)
Ethnobotany of Jalgaon District (Maharashtra) and (vi) Forest Flora of Jalgaon District
(Maharashtra). He has also edited a proceeding, 'Plant Diversity and Biotechnology'. He has
132 research papers to his credit published in national, international journals and journals of
CSIR, India. Apart from his participation in several national and international conferences and
symposia in India and abroad, many students in botany received his guidance for Ph.D. and
M.Phil. degrees. He is member of Editorial Boards of four national journals and acted as
a referee for Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees for other universities. He has been awarded: (i) Dr. M.s.
Swaminathan Award (1996) by Indian Botanical Society, (ii) Scientist of the Year 2004 by National
Environmental Science Academy, (iii) Jivaka Ayurved Vishwa Sanman (2006) by International
Academy of Indian Medicine and (iv) Life Time Education Achievement Award 2007 by Health
and Education Development Association. He is ex-Dean, Faculty of Science, North Maharashtra
University, Jalgaon, M.S. and also Ex-Chairman, Board of Studies in Botany of the same
university. He is member of many prestigious academic and scientific bodies and societies.
He also contributes for Marathi Daily news papers and creates interest about plants by delivering
talks especially for younger generation.

The science of medicine, whether traditional or folkloric, has undergone a
phenomenal growth with a concomitant increase of interest among the plant scientists,
ethnobotanists, anthropologists, pharmacologists, medicinal chemists and druggists.
Medicine differs materially from other branches of knowledge like algebra, trigonometry,
astronomy and the like. In other branches, independent development of each would
be required before the principles of one be applied to the purposes of the other. But
this is not the case in medicine. Medicine is developed from a desire from within,
and not from any foreign impetus. Ailment! disease is not separate companion of life.
The desire springs with the ailment simultaneously which soon turns into the effort
to heal. It is this effort that has gone by the name of 'medicine' in every society, whether
primitive or advanced. Also the origin of medicine cannot be traced to one man. It
is natural and traditional in origin. The traditional communities living close to the
nature acquired knowledge about the use of plant species. After a long period of
observation and analysis, trial and errors, experimentation, apart from intuitive method,
the innovative individuals of societies select and realize usefulness of the flora in their
ambience. Their plantlore passes over generations. The development of medicine starts
from tapping the traditional/indigenous wisdom after establishing rapport with the
indigenous people. Bioassay-guided fractionation and determination of molecular
structure are necessary. The task does not end with these in recent times. The IPR
and benefit-sharing completes the success story of drug development. 
Thus a synergetic effort is needed involving the scientists from different disciplines, technologists and legal advisers.

The present book 'Herbal Cures : Traditional Approach' includes total 22 articles
on traditional plant uses in family welfare, wound care, diabetes and skin afflictions,
ethnobotanical or ethnomedicinal plants from West Rarrh (West Bengal). Jharkhand,
North Gujarat and Western Orissa, ethnotherapeutic leads from tribals of Orissa,
ethnomedicinalleads from modern drug development programmes, parasitic angiosperms
from mythology to medicine, graphic review of ethnbotany in Chhatisgarh and
veterinary medicines of Gond tribals (Madhya Pradesh). It also covers topics on
development and standardization of herbal medicine, methods of tribal drug purification,
ethnomedicinal uses of Neem plant and traditional knowledge with particular emphasis
on ethnomedicines/traditional medicines. Articles on recent approaches in phytochemical
and biological importance of Calendula officinalis, in vitro regeneration and phytochemical
screening, antibacterial activity and hypoglycaemic effects of Ocimum sanctum.

This book is the outcome of efforts of the experts. Their ideas, experience,
thoughts and opinions shaped the book significantly and would be valuable immensely
to its users. It will help popularize the subject of traditional medicine and provide
instructions for the learners. I thank heartly to all honourable experts/ authors for
contributing in such a scientific pursuit. The opinions and text contained herein are
those of the contributors. The book will cater to the immediate needs of students,
teachers and research workers. I would appreciate to pass on comments and suggestions
from the users of this book which will help improve the future edition or print.
Throughout its preparation, well wishers and colleagues freely gave their help
and advice. It is thankfully acknowledged. I particularly appreciate and acknowledge
the painstaking effort of Mr. Akshay Jain of Aavishkar Publishers, Distributors aaipur,
Rajasthan) for publishing this book with full zeal and zest.
Dhule (Maharashtra)
Dr. D. A. Patil

Table of Contents
Preface v
Contributors ix
Lit of Colour Plates xiii
1. Traditional Use of Plants in India in Family Welfare 1
- Priyadarshan Sensarma
2 Development and Standardization of Herbal Medicines :
An Overview of Current Status 41
- c.P. Malik, Bhavneet Kaur, Aman Verma and Chitra Wadhwani
3. Plants Used in Wound Care 76
- Richa Deo and Usha Mukundan
4. Traditional Knowledge : Views, Necessity and Prospects 105
-D.A. Patil
5. Ethnomedical Leads and Good Raw Drug Handling Practices
for Modern Drug Development Programme 115
-M. Brahmam
6. Ethnotherapeutic Leads from the Tribals of Orissa (India) to Control
Diabetes mellitus 129
-M. Brahmam
7. In vitro Regeneration, Phytochemical Screening, Antibacterial
Activity and Hypoglycemic Effect of Ocimum sanctum L.
- N. Chandrakala, E. Jennifer Nancy Rani, M. Prabakaran and M. Ayyavoo
8. Ethnomedicinal Plants of North Gujarat Part-I
- N.K. Patel, I.c. Patel, A. R. Seliya and D.N. Parmar
9. Ethnomedicinal Plants of North Gujarat Part-II 197
- N.K. Patel, I.C Patel, A. R. Seliya and D.N. Parmar
10. Folk Remedies against Skin Afflictions in Maharashtra 218
- Shubhangi Pawar, M. V. Patil and D.A. Patil
11. Ethnomedicinal Plants of Jharkhand, India 248
- Harish Singh
12. The Parasitic Angiosperms: From Mythology to Medicine 264
- R.B. ladhav, S.P. Bhatnagar and 5.1. Surana
13. In vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Some Medicinal
Plants of Genus Buhinia Linn. 285
- Ravindra G. Mali, Shailaja G. Mahajan and Anita A. Mehta
14. Medicinal Uses of Plants as Revealed from Tribal Communities
in Purulia District, West Bengal 295
- Sujit Kumar MandaI and Ambarish Mukherjee
15. Indigenous Knowledge of Veterinary Medicines among Gond
Tribals of Noradehi Wildlife Sanctuary (M.P.) 302
- Anjali Rawat, Arti Gupta and T.R. Sahu
16. Ethnobotany of Western Orissa, India 316
-L.M. Behera and S. K. Sen
17. Ethnobotanical Survey in West Rarrh for Natural Health
Care and Green Belt Movement 332
- Ashis Ghosh
18. Ethnobotany in Chhattisgarh (India) : A Graphic Review
and Future Directions 340
- Amia Tirkey
19. Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) : A Panacea 348
- M. V. Patil, Shubhangi Pawar and D.A. Patil
20. Phytochemical and Biological Importance of Calendula officinalis L. 368
- Madhurima, S.H. Ansari, Md. Sohail Akhtar and Prawez Alam
21. Methods of Purification of Tribal Drugs in India 387
-D.C Pal and CR. Paul
22. Ethnobotanical Heritage on Traditional Drug Practices Relating to
Diabetes in Magadh Region (Bihar) 390
- R.K. Goel, Rajul Goel, B.K. Prasad and D.K. Yadav


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