Asian Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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In vivo Study of the Efficacy of Udumbar (Ficus - Glomerata) Twak Lepa in Honey Bee Sting

Nilam Malage, Swapnil Patil, Prashant Shirke, Smita Lokhande, Adarsh Desai

Walawa, Sangli


Today the scope of toxicology continues to grow rapidly and the subject is of profound importance to human and animal life too. Peoples attitude about drug from plant origin are becoming favorable. Human beings came in contact with various poisonous herbs, animals etc. so it is necessary to study branch that is toxicology were it has been mentioned that no substances are harmless only the way of using them are harmless which clearly underlies the concept of toxicology. Being an agricultural country 70% of Indian population is living in villages and remote areas where no medical services available at all incidences of insect bites are very common in such areas.

Now a day’s apicultural (culture of honey bees) is developing in rural areas through many schemes conducted by KVIC (Khadi and village industries commission) government of India for rural unemployment. Hence apiculture is establishing vastly survey has proved that death due to bee stings per year in India is 0.007%. Though it is not fatal but for prevention preliminary medicine are important. Apiculturists are often victimized by bee sting, some of them may have anaphylactic shock and have died also hence it is necessity of time to search for such a drug which is easily available and easy to use in such remote areas.


Honey bee, Udumber (ficus glomerata), Apiculture.

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