An Ethnomedicinal survey with the Rajbanshi community of Terai and Duars region in West Bengal part of India for the treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea
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Since time immemorial long before the beginning of human civilization, prehistoric men used plant parts traditionally to take care of various diseases and disorders. Primary Dysmenorrhea is a sort of painful menstrual disorder. By semi-structured questionnaires in the course of scheduled interviews with the local herbal practitioners (commonly known as Mahan, Ojha or Kabiraj), four herbal formulations (coded as DYS1, DYS2, DYS3 and DYS4) were recorded with their dosimetry and method of application. Several plants like Allium sativum L., Areca catechu L., Zingiber officinale Roscoe, Crinum amoenum Roxb. ex KerGawl., Cuscuta reflexa Roxb., Nymphaea pubescens Willd., Piper nigrum L., Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck are used in different ratio to make herbal formulation to cure primary dysmenorrheal pain by the traditional healers of the Rajbanshi community.
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