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Survey Paper | Botany | India | Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014
Studies on Traditional Treatment of Thyroid by the Tribals of Chitrakoot District, Uttar Pradesh
Priyanka Verma  | Kayanat Jameel
Abstract: Thyroid problems are on rise today. This increase is in part due to the more and more frantic lifestyles people engage in today and it is also because of a lack of suitable nutrients in the soil. Many people are affected by hypothyroidism, which is an under productive thyroid condition and do not even comprehend it. Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid is overactive. Medicinal plants are part of social life of tribals and rurals in India. Since ages, tribals in Chitrakoot District have been using medicinal plants for curing various disorders. For them, these herbal remedies are less expensive. It is indeed true that the herbal medicines are harmless, easy to access, eco-friendly and cheaper. In the present communication, we aim to focus upon a practice for curing thyroid problem. Approximately 11 ethnobotanical species of medicinal uses belonging to 10 families were recorded. These plants are enumerated as per Bentham and Hookers classification system each reflecting the information of botanical name, family, local name, parts used and medicinal uses.
Keywords: Thyroid, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Chitrakoot
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014,
Pages: 1370 - 1373
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