The present study presents the folk medicinal uses of the plant latex from Banaras Hindu University campus, which spreads over 1,350 acres of land area. A total of 9 plant species of 6 genera belonging to 5 families were recorded on the university campus whose latex are used as folk medicines against diseases such as eczema, ringworm, itch, leprosy, warts, toothache wound healing, pimples and boils, piles, diarrhoea, dysentery and rheumatism. Euporbiaceae and Moraceae are the dominant families of the plants on the university campus whose latex is used as folk medicines.
Banaras Hindu University, Folk Medicine, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Plant Latex
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Arvind Singh, "Observations on the Folk Medicinal Uses of the Plant Latex from Banaras Hindu University Campus, India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp.422-425, November-December-2015.
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