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Progress and prospects of medicinal plants of Ethnopediatric importance in Mahadevapur Reserve Forest of Karimnagar East Division of (A.P.) India

Author(s): Sammaiah D et al

Journal: Bioscience Discovery
ISSN 2229-3469

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 173;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Paediatric | Ehtanobotany | Traditional and Mahadevpur.

In the present studies, we aimed to envisage about twenty of the herbal medicinal plants such as Abrus precatorius, Adhatoda vasica, Alangium salvifolium L Bambus atulda Roxb. Calanthe triplicata Ames. - Cassia siamea Lam. Crotalaria juncia L. Desmodiu mtrifolium (L.) Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb. Elephanto pusscaber L. Gardenia gummifera L. Justiciabe tonica.L. Mangifera indica L, Mimosa pudica L, Oroxylum indicum vent, Pavetta indica L, Solanum surattense .Burm.F, Urena lobata L and Vicoa indica which are specially prescribed for children by local tribal and village medicine men. As the subject Ethno pediatric medicinal plants are very poorly known, therefore the present ethnopediatric information may prove helpful for further scientific studies. In recent years no valuable study has been made out on ethnopediatric medicinal plants. The number of informats such as local traditional medicinal practitioners and knowledgeable elders has provided the information in frequent field visits to this place. Total number of 20 plant species belonging to 15 families has been enumerated with scientific names families; uses and locality of use. The tribals are, by nature, reluctant to go to the hospital and have a great faith and insist on their own traditional system of medicine. Still the tribals use these plants frequently to cure diseases. The knowledge of this traditional medicine is intact in this region and they use this knowledge mostly for their daily requirements, due to lack of modern facilities. The tribals are very conservative in nature and they do not easily mixed up with other communities for exchange or to share their empirical knowledge.

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