Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


THE USE OF MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF GYNAECOLOGICAL DISORDERS IN THE EASTERN PARTS OF INDIA


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Author Details: Dulal Chandra Das, Nirmalya Kumar Sinha, Monalisa Das

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 16

Article End Page : 27


Abstract

Background: In India the prevalence of gynaecological disorders are alarming in situation at present. Due to the social stigma, the women do not disclose their gynaecological disorders even to their closest neighbours. They disclose their problems to the local herbal healers or practitioners only. Herbal healers treat these diseases using the plants which have immense medicinal potentiality. An attempt has been made to collect the information from eastern parts of India about the use of phytomedicine for the treatment of female diseases. In the beginning of 21st century the phytomedicines achieved the reliability to rescue the patients from the fatal diseases.

Methods: The prescription of ethnomedicin were thoroughly interviewed and cross interviewed the local healers, patients, old and experienced tribal peoples regarding doses and administration.
Results: About 100 indigenous medicinal plants have been recorded. The name of the plants, the parts used and the method of application have been investigated in details.
Conclusion: The present study is significant to the ethno-botany and emphasizes a detailed account of the studied medicinal plants of the study areas, which in future may be accessed for various active phytochemicals and pharmacological screening to formulate potent drugs.
 
Key words: Gynaecological disorders; Phytomedicine; Traditional knowledge; Eastern India.