Ethno botanical study of medicinal plants of Sri Pancha Narasimha Swamy and Sri Matsyagiri Narasimha Swamy
S. Srinivas Rao
Sacred groves carries its own legend lore, myths, very ancient, rich heritage and repositories of biological wealth of the nation, play an important role in religious and socio-cultural life of the local people. The present study focus on the ethno-medicinal plants of Sri Pancha Narasimha Swamy and Sri Matsyagiri Narasimha Swamy sacred groves, Bhongir area of Nalgonda District. Through questionnaire, personal interviews and conversation with local aged people and medical practitioners know about 131 species, medicinal uses to treat different ailments of human beings. All these plants need to be evaluated through phyto and pharmacochemical investigations to discover their potentiality in developing effective medicines for curing different diseases in human beings.