Ethno medicinal plants used by traditional herbal practitioners of Kadur Taluk of Chikmagalore district of Karnataka, India
Santhosh N.R, Yogesh Kumar R.G., and Krishnaswamy K.
This paper presents the results of a study on ethno medicinal plants used by local traditional healers of Kadur taluk Chikmagalore District of Karnataka. The methods followed were based on questionnaire for documentation of indigenous knowledge. Regular interviews were conducted in local communities, to investigate local people and knowledgeable persons, who are the main user of medicinal plants. This investigation revealed that, the traditional healers used 25 plant species belonging to 25 genera of 19 families were recorded during field trips from selected villages. Among all the plant species, tree vegetation found to be most dominant followed by shrubs, herbs and climbers. In this study most dominant family was Apocynaceae. It is important to conduct proper scientific studies towards discovery of compounds of interest in these plants.
Santhosh N.R, Yogesh Kumar R.G.,, Krishnaswamy K.. Ethno medicinal plants used by traditional herbal practitioners of Kadur Taluk of Chikmagalore district of Karnataka, India. J Med Plants Stud 2014;2(4):69-72.