Ethnoveterinary Practices in Mallenahalli of Chikmagalur Taluk, Karnataka
HR Raveesha, VN Sudhama
An Ethnoveterinary survey was carried out on the indigenous knowledge of tribes and folk medicine practitioners of Mallenahalli village, Chikmagalur Taluk, Karnataka. The study was conducted during 2011 and 2012 using open ended questionnaires, frequent field visits and interviews with tribal practitioners Ethnomedicinal information. A total of 52 medicinal plant species belonging to 32 families that have been recorded from the tribal practitioners to treat against anthrax, foot and mouth diseases, bloat conjunctivitis, dysentery, fractures, snake bite, rot tail, Kasanoor forest disease etc. The present study may provide the traditional knowledge of tribes and local healers to cure cattle diseases. Further studies are needed for the Phytochemical and Pharmaceutical analysis of drugs and to conserve medicinal plants for future use.
Fig.: Different plant parts used in Ethnoveterinary medicine by Mallenahalli practitioners