The use of traditional medicine in the treatment of 596 children aged 0

Union Minister of Tribal Welfare Shri P.R. Kyndiah will be launching 'Vindhya Herbals' on May 18, 2008 at 7 pm. at Phulwari Pragati Maidan New Delhi. The function will be jointly organised by TRIFED and Madhya Pradesh State Minor Forest Federation. Kunwar Vijay Shah Chairman of M.P., MFP will be presiding over the function. Senior officials from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, AYUSH, M.P. Government will be present on the occasion. A range of 200 formulations of these products are made by MPMFP Federation, Bhopal through their facility called MFP-PARC.

Women in Chhattisgarh learn to profit from the medicinal herbs that grow around them. Converting traditional medicinal knowledge into fortunes

Medicinal plants harvested from the wild remain of immense importance for the well-being of millions of people around the world. Providing both a relief from illness and a source of income, over 70,000 plant species are thought to be medicinal. Loss of habitat combined with over-harvesting threatens the survival of many of these plant species.

The present paper documents the wealth of 62 medicinal plant species used by the indigenous Nath community of Assam in different types of health treatment. The botanical name, family name, vernacular name, parts used and their application has been provided in the present paper.

The present study makes an attempt to find out the beliefs and practices related to health care system of the Sonowal Kachari tribe of Assam. The study reveals that the Sonowal Kachari believes that certain diseases are caused by malevolent super natural forces and they try to cure them by pleasing the supernatural powers through prayers and sacrifices. They also use various locally available medicinal herbs for treating diseases. Village medicinemen locally known as

indian camphorweed, that grows in lowlands and swamps, may hold the key to a cure for amoebiasis, a disease caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica that mostly hits the poor. A team of

There is a logic to the idea of neglected diseases. Historically the diseases poor people get largely in the poorer parts of the world haven t got enough attention from policy makers in national governments and multilateral agencies precisely because they

Fertile herbs A cocktail of herbal drugs can cure male infertility caused by diabetes, claims a research team from West Bengal. The team from Vidyasagar University has found that the cocktail

Products derived from medicinal plants have been used for therapeutic purposes for centuries. Herbal products are generally considered safe and have been proven effective against certain ailments. They are also extensively used, particularly in many Asian, African and other developing countries (Patwardhan et al., 2005). There is an urgent need to establish the identity, purity and quality of herbal products in order to have full efficacy and safety.