Traditional medicinal plants used to treat human ailments in Harapanahalli taluk of Davangere district, Karnataka
Siddalinga Murthy SM
An ethnobotanical survey was carried out in various villages of Harapanahalli taluk in Davangere district of Karnataka to collect the information of traditionally used medicinal plants by the tribal and rural communities. A total of 56 medicinal plants belonging to 32 families were used by the local people to cure their different ailments. Majority of the people, especially, older age class, including women heavily use these traditionally available medicinal plants as a remedy for health problems. They believe that these are easily available, less expensive, and have no side effects. The scientific name, family and local names of these plants along with their parts used, mode of preparation of drug and dosage is provided.