Authors: T. Shyamala, O. Aniel Kumar, S. B. Padal
This study aimed to identify and understand the utilization of medicinal plants for curing Rheumatoid arthritis used by tribes of Visakhapatnam District. A field study was conducted in Visakhapatnam tribal area during different seasons. The study area was found to use 32 plant species of 23 families for rheumatoid arthritis cure.
Among the plant parts used, the highest number was observed for the use of roots to cure rheumatoid disorders. Thus researchers should observe ethnomedical information before deciding which kind of screening should be used in the search of drugs for rheumatoid diseases.[Full Article]
KEY WORDS: Ethnomedicinal Plants, Tribal People, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Visakhapatnam District.
Published in :International journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine