Kamlesh Kumar Dadsena, Neeraj Kumar Verma, Nishtha Vaidya, Rahul Singh, Gunjan Kalyani, Rashmi Dwivedi, Atanu Kumar Pati, Mitashree Mitra
National Center for Natural Resources (NCNR), Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur 492 010, India
School of Life Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University,. Raipur 492 010, India
School of Studies in Anthropology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur 492 010, India.
Volume - 29,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2016
Rheumatoid arthritis a physical disorder, which belongs to the chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints, resulting in painful irregularity and immobility mainly in the fingers, wrists and knee joints. This is the type of autoimmune disorder, which is characterized by symmetrical inflammation in joints, injury of cartilage and bone around the joints. Present study aims to find out the medicinal plants used by the tribal people to cure the Rheumatoid arthritis in Mainpat of Surguja district. Chhattisgarh a lead herbal state of India. It has been gifted with 55,856 km forest area. The Mainpat region of Surguja basin is also known as "Shimla of Chhattisgarh." The seasonal variation in temperature between summer and winter season is 46°C - 4'C. Herbal plants occurring in hilly region are widely used by local healers and people as folk medicine. The forest dweller and remote rural people have dependence on the traditional sources for their primary treatment. The study was carried out among the tribal communities through interview-cum-schedule for getting the information about herbal formulations from the local healers. In-depth interview of 10 local healers in different parts of Surguja district revealed that they have treated a number of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis by herbal formulations. We have documented 115 plant species, out of which 27 plant species are used for curing Rheumatoid arthritis. These 27 plant species are not used alone but they prepared herbal formulation mixing with some other ingredients in various proportions. While rest of the documented plants are used for treatment of various other ailments and discases. A number of plants reported by local healers most commonly used for primary remedy in rheumatoid arthritis.
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Dadsena, Verma, Vaidya, Singh, Kalyani, Dwivedi, Pati and Mitra (2016). Documentation of Conventional Knowledge for Curing Rheumatoid Arthritis in Mainpat Region of Surguja District of Chhattisgarh, India. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(1), pp.171-172.