Some Traditional Herbal formulations in the Treatment of Rheumatism from Jalgaon District, Maharashtra


  • Pratap College, Amalner, P. G. and Research Centre of Botany, 425401, Maharashtra, India
  • Smt. S. S. Patil College of Pharmacy, Chopda, Maharashtra, 425107, India


Information on 91 plant species used especially for the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis and general with such complaints by rural and tribal communities of Jalgaon district, Maharashtra is presented in this paper. The paper reveals utilization of 90 species of flowering plants belonging to 83 genera of 47 families. Besides, one fern is recorded for ethnobotanical purpose. Of these, 42 families are of dicotyledoneae class while 4 belong to monocotyledoneae and 1 to pteridophytes. Brief information about the plant / plant parts used, botanical names, local names, distribution, families and the mode of preparation of drugs have been presented. As the traditional herbal remedies are based on ancestral knowledge and empiric experiences, this type of ethno-medicinal survey appeared to be useful for the research on medicinal plants for the betterment of mankind.


Rheumatism, Medicinal Plants, Jalgaon District.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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