Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Study of skin diseases and medicinal uses of plants in Rewa district Madhya Pradesh
Author(s): Dr. Rashmi Pandey
Abstract: Skin diseases remain a low priority for many health authorities, despite the large demand for services. Addressing the potential for controlling skin problems by means of simple and effective public health measures should be a realistic target for alleviating a common and solvable source of ill health. Traditionally, Ageratum conyzoides has been used in various parts of the world like Africa, Asia and South America as folk medicine. The whole plant produces volatile strong smelled oil which also possesses various biological activities. It is used for wound dressing, curing various skin diseases, ophthalmic, colic, ulcers treatment, as purgative and febrifuge. Bidens pilosa is also used to treat infections in stomach illness malaria and liver disorders and diabetes. The Bidens pilosa have been claimed to possess anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, anti-bacterial and antimalarial functions. During present investigation both plants are also used in study sites for various ailments along with skin diseases.