Ethnomedicinal plants used for dysentery and diarrhoea by tribes in Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Authors:-Mastan Valli, O. Aniel Kumar, S. B. Padal

The local people are very much closely associated with nature, and with their ethno biological knowledge about the plants available around them, they can easily avert and cure themselves from several disease complications. The present study deals with the Ethno-medicinal plants used by tribal communities in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

An ethno medicinal survey was carried out the use of medicinal plants in agency region; the information was gathered from tribals using an integrated approach botanical collections, group discussion and interview with questionnaire during 2014-15. Among 40 informants interviewed, 10 were tribal practitioners. A total of 43 taxa belonging to 40 genera and 25 families are documented. In most of case, fresh parts of the plants was used for the prepararation of diarrhea and dysentery.[Full Article]

KEY WORDS: Ethno medicinal plants, dysentery and diarrhea, tribal people, Prakasam district.

Published in : Bmr Phytomedicine

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