Bharti Talele, Raghunath Mahajan, Manojkumar Chopda, Namrata Nemade
According to WHO report, over 80 % of the world population depends on traditional medicine for their primary health care needs. Exploration of traditional medicine is a mysteriously interesting yet, scientifically significant and economically important task of ethnobotanists. The people of India are well acquainted with a large number of indigenous medicinal plants than the natives of any other countries. Herbs are the principal form of medicine in India and they are becoming popular throughout
more » ... popular throughout the world. An ethnomedicinal survey was undertaken to compile information of medicinal plants to cure nephrotoxicity/kidney problems from traditional healer in khandesh region. The investigation revealed that about 61 plant families have potential to cure renal diseases. This includes 143 species of ethnomedicinally important nephroprotective plants in Maharashtra and 78 species found in khandesh region. Thus, information generated from the present study deals about 85% medicinal plant as diuretic activity, 10 % medicinal plant used in burning urination and 6.3% medicinal plants against stone formation. It is evident from this study that renal damage curing natural products are usually comprises in leaves 30% , root 22 % , seed 18 % , fruit 15 % pod 10 % ,Bark 8 % ,gum 5 % and whole plant 2 %. The variation in the mode of action and method of preparation is noted. Ninety percent data shows about 75% plants have reputation and repeatedly used by a number of researchers. This is followed by 13% and only 2% have folkloric reputations which are not yet exploited experimentally. It is either in form of paste, juice, powder or decoction. In this study, the most dominant family is Euphorbiaceae. The leaves are most frequently used in the treatment of nephrotoxicity than rest of aerial plant. Such review is not available in literature. This review provides comprehensive account on nephroprotective indigenous plants.