A critical review on herbal management of asthma in Kannur district of Kerala state

P. L. Rajagopal

A critical review on herbal management of asthma in Kannur district of Kerala state

  • Author P. L. Rajagopal
  • Co-Author K. Premaletha, K. R. Sreejith, Indhu Annie Chacko, K. V. Nimisha
Keywords : asthma, medicinal plants, tribals


Abstract

For thousands of years, medicinal plants have been played an important role throughout the world in treating and preventing a variety of diseases. The present paper aims at the review on various medicinal plants used by the population of Kannur district of Kerala state in the management of asthma. A wide number of ethno botanical surveys conducted in many tribal pockets and rural parts of Kannur district of Kerala have reported a countable number of medicinal plants with high therapeutic effect in the management of asthma. Apart from the tribal’s, the review also includes the plant data collected from ayurvedic physicians and common people in the villagers of different parts of Kannur.

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