E-ISSN No: 2455 - 7218

P-ISSN No: 0019 - 4468

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A Survey of Traditional Medicinal Plants in District Hapur, Uttar Pradesh: Treatment of Gynecological Disorder

Amita Sharma and Soniya Rani*

Gynecological disorders are recognized as a major worldwide issue impacting the health of women. During the survey of district Hapur, a total of 52 ethnomedicinal plant species were recorded, along with local names, families, habits, and plant parts used. These 52 medicinal plant species that provide crude drugs pertain to 47 genera and 33 families. These plants were found to cure 12 kinds of gynecological disorders. During documentation of plants used to cure gynecological disorders, the most frequently prominent families were Fabaceae (9), Lamiaceae, Moraceae (4), Apiaceae, Apocynaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Brassicaceae, and Zingiberaceae (2). During the survey, it was reported that twenty-five families had one species each. Among the genera, Ficus (4 spp.), Ocimum (2 spp.), and Allium (2 spp.) were the dominant genera. Based on their ethnomedicinal uses, the most significant species were Curcuma longa, Allium cepa, Asparagus racemosus, and Vitis vinifera. This is first-hand information related to ethnomedicinal plant species that are used by the local people to treat gynecological disorders in district Hapur. This research aims to preserve the ancient treasure collected through folklore and herbal healers to treat gynecological problems. Further pharmacological survey of these plants may provide some important drugs for the treatment of common gynecological disorders that may be used as powerful medications

Keywords Ethnomedicinal,folklore, gynecological disorders, plant species, traditional.