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Luffa echinata: A Valuable Medicinal Plant for Victims of Dog Bite

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Author(s): Usha Yadav and Manoj Kumar

Journal: Octa Journal of Environmental Research
ISSN 2321-3655

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Dog bites victims | Phytochemical | Diseases and Tribal areas

ABSTRACT
The use ofherbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases is increasing day by day due to no side effect. During survey it was observed that more than 80 medicinal plants are being used in curing the various diseases by the Tribal community (Tharus) of Khatima. Luffa echinata is one such medicinal plant which has not grabbed considerable attention, however it is used to treat the victims of dog bite and more than 500 people have been treated successfully in this area. This research article illustrates how the victim of dog bite is treated with this plant and it also provides a novel idea for further research on the phytochemical aspects of this plants which might lead us towards the development of new medicines for the welfare of human being.
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