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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2014)

Ethnobotanical Studies of Adilabad District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Author(s):

N. Rama Krishna, Y.N.R Varma, Ch. Saidulu

Abstract:
An attempt has been made to compile the ethno botanical utilization of The data presented in the present study has brought to light a total of 155 species of medicinal plants belonging to 140 genera under 60 families have been identified, which are used by the tribal for their health care and day to day life of different ethnic group such as Kolams, Naikpods, Pardhans, Gonds, Thotis, Chenchus and Mathuras of Adilabad district, north western corner of the state. The traditional knowledge regarding the use of these plants is widely applied by these ethnic groups. The diverse ethnic communities to gather with the luxurious floristic diversity offer ample scope for the ethno botanical study in this district. The indigenous groups depend either directly or indirectly on the products of the forest for their livelihood and have, down the ages, preserved the knowledge about the traditional and cultural uses of plants.

Pages: 18-36  |  1748 Views  132 Downloads

How to cite this article:
N. Rama Krishna, Y.N.R Varma, Ch. Saidulu. Ethnobotanical Studies of Adilabad District, Andhra Pradesh, India.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2014;3(1):18-36.