International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Medicinal Plants | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 4.4 / 10

A Study on Medicinal Plants with Reference to Traditional Medicine: A Review

Archana Khare [3]

Abstract: Long before the prehistoric era, people used plants for medicinal purposes. Chinese writings, Egyptian papyrus, and ancient Unani manuscripts all discussed the use of herbs. There is evidence that over 4000 years ago, Unani Hakims, Indian Vaids, and cultures from the Mediterranean and Europe used herbs as medicine. Herbs were used in healing rituals by indigenous cultures in Rome, Egypt, Iran, Africa, and America, while other cultures developed traditional medical systems like Unani, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine that systematically used herbal therapies. India is the home to many tribal groups and ranks seventh among the world's biodiversity hotspots. Recent research on conventional medicine has made it possible to identify other plants that produce drugs. Therefore, it is crucial to gather data, provide documentation, and conduct research on ethnomedicine. The aim of is to study the ethnomedicinal properties of selected plants used traditionally by the rurals.

Keywords: Herbs, Herbal therapies, Medicinal plant, Prehistoric era, Rurals, Traditional Medicine

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 471 - 474

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