Traditional herbal medicine in Far-west Nepal: a pharmacological appraisal

  title={Traditional herbal medicine in Far-west Nepal: a pharmacological appraisal},
  author={Ripu Mardhan Kunwar and Keshab Shrestha and Rainer W. Bussmann},
  journal={Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine},
  pages={35 - 35}
BackgroundPlant species have long been used as principal ingredients of traditional medicine in far-west Nepal. The medicinal plants with ethnomedicinal values are currently being screened for their therapeutic potential but their data and information are inadequately compared and analyzed with the Ayurveda and the phytochemical findings.MethodsThe present study evaluated ethnomedicinal plants and their uses following literature review, comparison, field observations, and analysis. Comparison… 

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