Medico-Ethnobotanical Uses of Phyllanthus fraternus Webst. (Family - Euphorbiaceae) from Western Uttar Pradesh, India


Affiliations

  • Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Botany, Aligarh, 202002, India

Abstract

Objective: Present study reports ethnomedicinal uses of Phyllanthus fraternus as collected from Aligarh, Badaun, Bulandshahar, Farrukhabad and Hatharas districts of Western Uttar Pradesh. Materials and methods: Data were gathered by interviewing local medicine men in rural areas of the districts surveyed. Results and discussion: A total of twenty five claims are recorded. A new term "Ethnophytomorphopharmacology" to describe the ethnomedicinal uses of different morphological plant parts is coined and introduced.

Keywords

Phyllanthus, Ethnomedicine, Western Uttar Pradesh.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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