Impact of medicinalrnplants against malnutrition among women: An overview
Dr. B Parimala Devi
Malnutrition is a seriousrnhealth issue among women in developing countries like India. Women are prone tornsuch, due to diverse reasons both urban and in rural areas. Around the globe,rnwomen at all ages suffering invariably with health issues like Anemia,rnMalnutrition, Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis, Obesity, Menstrualrnirregularities. India, having its rich heritage of medicinal plants, playing arnsignificant role in solving the issues faced by women elsewhere in the countryrnby their simple and cheap herbal home remedies. From the historical point,rnusage of herbals by women for treating health issues seems to be interestingrnand encouraging. Least side effects, safety, cost affordability of traditionalrnherbs being practiced for long time to control such problems. Recent days, lifernthreatening diseases like cancer also alarming and the usage of herbals for thernwomen highly recommended by Ayurveda and siddha system too. Culinary herbs, widelyrnused by women for correction of many health issues in day to day life and therernis an urgent need and awareness to be created among women in all ages to applyrnand for the usage of such herbals for their effective healthy life which isrnvery much essential. This review highlight the major factors which cause severernhealth issues of malnutrition and related impacts of it among women and routinernpractices to be adopted by usage of medicinal plants to combat malnutritionrnsuch.