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1.  Native phytotherapy for eye and ear complaints in Nasik District (Maharashtra) 
Ancient Science of Life  2008;27(4):52-55.
The tribals such as Kokana, Mahadeo-Koli, Bhil, Warali, Thakur, Katkari etc. and rural people of Nasik district use different parts of plants in crude form as cures against eye and ear afflictions. This paper deals with 13 plant species of which five species are employed by preparing formulations like juice, pulp and contact of drug in case of eye diseases. These are prepared from leaves, stem-bark and roots and administered for conjunctivitis, cataract and burning sensation of eyes. Likewise, eight species are used to cure ear-diseases by using drugs in the form of juice obtained from leaves, young stem-bark and fruits. Out of 13 species, five species each against eye and ear complaints are being reported for the first time. Modern laboratory methods and techniques are, however, required to reveal new lead molecules.
PMCID: PMC3330864  PMID: 22557287
Native phytotherapy; Eye and ear complaints
2.  Observations on plantlore in Buldhana District of Maharashtra 
Ancient Science of Life  2007;27(1):43-49.
Traditional medicinal uses for various human diseases of 54 angiospermic species from Shegaon, Sangrampur, Jalgaon (Jamod), Malkapur, Nandura, Motala and Khamgaon tehsils of Buldhana district (Maharashtra) are reported. Of these, applications of 36 species are unknown or little known. The folk medicines consist of a sole drug or a principal drug in combination with other drugs. The recent botanical name, local plant name, recipe, mode of administration, doses etc. are communicated as collected from the tribal and rural folks of the district. It is desirable to screen these species on modern scientific lines.
PMCID: PMC3330843  PMID: 22557259
Ethnomedicine; Buldhana district; Maharashtra
3.  Plants Used In Reproductive Ailments By Tribals of Nasik District (Maharashtra) 
Ancient Science of Life  2004;23(3):37-41.
The study concerns the first-hand information gathered during ethnomedicinal surveys in Nasik district, Maharashtra, of plants traditionally used by aborigines and rural folks for the treatment of gynecological, genital and other related aspects. Uses of 25 angiospermic species belonging to 22 population. The paper gives botanical identity, family, local name, collection number and mode of administration.
PMCID: PMC3330968  PMID: 22557131
Ethnomedicine; Nasik District; Maharashtra
Ancient Science of Life  2001;21(2):87-91.
Fifty plants belonging to 33 angiospermic families used by aborigines and rurals for different human ailments hitherto unreported from Jalgaon district. Maharashtra, India are communicated. Further scientific evaluation on pharmacological and clinical lines is needed for these widely employed herbal medicines.
PMCID: PMC3336391  PMID: 22557036
Herbal folk medicines; Jalgaon district; Maharashtra
Ancient Science of Life  2001;21(1):51-65.
The drug safed-musali’ has always remained the subject of dispute and object of investigations. This paper evaluates comparatively its ethnomedicinal records as also those found in literature on the modern usage in Indian context alongwith the observations of the present author. The safedmusali belongs to the various species of two different well known liliaceous genera viz., Asparagus L. and Chlorophytum Ker-Gowl., and a least known orchidaceous genus Pachystoma Bl.
It appears that the wide modern usage of safed-musali might have sprung from its ethnomedicinal leads in our country. The plant sources of its procurement although varied should be regarded only as surrogates for each other. The drug itself is a substitute for ‘Salep’ or ‘Salep-misri’. In the light of present investigation, it is surveyed, reviewed and highlighted pertinently. The attempts to cultivate different species which are implicated as safed-musali need a fillip for the betterment of tribal people and Indian societies at large.
PMCID: PMC3331025  PMID: 22557034
Safed-musali; Ethnomedicine; Modern Medicine; Asparagus; Chlorophytum; Pachystoma
6.  Folk Medicine of Nasik District (Maharashtra), India 
Ancient Science of Life  2001;20(3):26-30.
The study concerns the first -hand information on 50 ethnomedicinal plants traditional used by aborigines and rural folks of Nasik district, Maharashtra, for the treatment of various human ailments and disorders. The paper gives botanical identity, local name, family and mode of administration.
PMCID: PMC3336398  PMID: 22557009
Folk Medicines; Nasik District; Maharashtra
7.  Some More Wild Edible Plants of Nasik District (Maharashtra) 
Ancient Science of Life  2000;19(3-4):102-104.
The Present paper reports 36 wild edible angiospermic species from Nasik district of Maharashtra. The district is inhabited by the aborigines viz Bhils, Thakur, Katkari, Warli, Kokani, Kunbi-Kokana a Mahadeo-Koli, apart from other rural populace. The use leaves, tubers rhizoms, bulbils, fruits, seeds, flowers, etc as complementary to their diet or in a times of scarcity during famines.
PMCID: PMC3336439  PMID: 22556928

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