Precious medicinal plants found on the peripheries of villages of West Godavari district
B. Mahadev, G. Siva Ram, R.S.Chalapathi, V. Subhose
India has a galore of divine medicinal flora all over the length and the breadth across the country. Andhra Pradesh also has rich floral diversity all across the state. As Andhra Pradesh is mostly blessed with favourable environmental conditions for the growth of medicinal plants wildly, several medicinal plants spread across the road ways naturally. They are of different habits i.e. herbs, shrubs and trees which are nothing but nature’s gift to human beings. Several medicinal plants of utmost importance in the Ayurvedic system of medicine are available on the peripheries of some villages of West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. They offer solutions to even intricate disorders of human beings. Acharyas of Ayurveda focused on the usefulness of these medicinal plants several thousands of years ago itself. As Ayurveda focuses on preservation of health of healthy firstly and subsiding of the diseases secondarily, these medicinal plants spread along the peripheries of some villages of West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh prove to be useful. They can be even used as panacea to relieve common ailments. Modernization in many ways is destructing nature and nature’s wealth. Hence effort has to be put to preserve the nature’s treasure which is invaluable to human beings in relieving many ailments.