PLANT-BASED TRADITIONAL REMEDIES FOR SNAKEBITE IN INDIA: A RECENT UPDATE REVIEWAbstract
Medicinal plants are a potential source of therapeutic drugs and play a central role in the health care system throughout the world. Plants have been an integral part of the life of many indigenous communities. Snakebite is a neglected tropical disease. Snakebite remains a major health concern throughout the world, especially in India. The highest Morbidity and Mortality occurs in rural and tribal people in the country. The problem is complicated by delay in seeking medical help or not seeking medical help due to belief in traditional healers. However, abundant plant species are used as a folk medicine to treat poisonous snakebites all over the world. In the present study, given the145 plants from the 55 families that are either used as a traditional medicine to treatment of venomous snakebites, which phytocompounds responsible for the antivenom activity.
S. Pullani and A. L. Prabha *
Department of Botany, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
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