Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2016)
Ethno-medicine system of Gadag district, Karnataka, India
Author(s): Shiddamallayya N, Rama Rao V, Doddamani SH, Giri SK, Shubhashree MN and Sulochana Bhat
Abstract: Ethno-Medico Botanical survey work has been carried out in rural areas of Gadag district, Karnataka during 2013-14. Gadag district is located in the central part of northern Karnataka between 15.4167°N and 75.6167°E. Kappath hills of Gadag district is a treasure of medicinal plants. Of total geographical area of the district, 7 percent is covered by forest and a large part of it belongs to the shrub category. Local traditional healers are playing an important role on health issues of the populace. Survey team interacted with age old people of villages and traditional healers and collected 63 folk claims of common lifestyle ailments like Animal bite and poisoning, Ano-rectal, Bone and joints, Calculus, Gastro intestinal tract, Gynecological, Metabolic disorders, Neurological disorders, Respiratory system, Skin, Others and Veterinary. The collected data has been represented systematically in tabular form and photographs of medicinal plants with traditional healers have been presented in this paper.
How to cite this article:
Shiddamallayya N, Rama Rao V, Doddamani SH, Giri SK, Shubhashree MN, Sulochana Bhat. Ethno-medicine system of Gadag district, Karnataka, India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(4):109-121.