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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 11, Issue 6 (2022)

Medicinal flora of Melghat for Bronchitis: A Review

Author(s):

Nitin M Atre and Dinesh D Khedkar

Abstract:

Bronchitis is among the top 10 conditions for which patients look for medication. The expanding burden of chronic infections is a specific risk in developing countries. The current review focus on medicinal plants from the Melghat region used to cure Bronchitis. A total of 118 medicinal plant species from Melghat flora distributed among 104 genera and 53 families have complied for Bronchitis. The most frequently reported plant families were Asteraceae (14), followed by Euphorbiaceae (07), Malvaceae (07), Cucurbitaceae (06), Solanaceae (05), Verbenaceae (05), Asclepiadaceae (04), Asteraceae (04), etc. in this study. Out of 118 species reviewed, Herbs represented 31% of species, followed by Trees (30%), Shrubs (26%), Climbers (10%), and Orchids (3%). The most commonly used plant part in ailments was Leaves (24%), followed by Whole plant (19%), Bark (14%), Roots (13%), Fruits (8%), Seeds (8%), Flowers (3%), etc. Curated data presented as plant's botanical name, plant's family, habit, ailments, and part in use with relevant traditional, folk, and ethnobotanical uses patterns with cross citations. This review offers scope for the researchers engaged in drug discovery and development.

Pages: 139-145  |  605 Views  314 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Nitin M Atre and Dinesh D Khedkar. Medicinal flora of Melghat for Bronchitis: A Review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2022;11(6):139-145. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2023.v12.i1a.14542

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