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Abstract

Ethnomedicinal treatment system for snake and scorpion bite in Dudhi block of district Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

The present study was conducted in Dudhi block of district Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh, India to record ethnomedicinally important plants which are used as antidote to snake and scorpion bite. Twenty four plants belonging to sixteen families are reported which are used in scorpion sting and snake bite. The study indicates that the traditional medical system is well functioning in the area and proper documentation and screening of important plants for their active ingredients may be useful in drug development.