Traditional knowledge on medicinal plants among rural people in Chintamani Taluk, Karnataka, India
Divya R, Divya BA, Rakshitha N, Ramya MS, Jeevan R, Shashikala S and Jegan G
Folk medicinal practitioners are the primary health care providers to the substantial segments of the rural population as well as the urban population. Folk medicinal practitioners rely primarily on the simple formulations of medicinal plants for treatment of ailments. While overall simple ailments are treated by them, occasionally complicated ailments which are hard to cure with allopathic medicine. To get a comprehensive picture of the medicinal plants used by the indigenous medicinal plants used by people of Chintamani taluk in Karnataka, was carried out during months of July to October 2016 in view of documenting the folk medicine for different ailments. A total of 99 plants species belonging to 90 genus & 32 families were reported for different therapeutic uses. Most of the plants are herbs (46 species), rarely others. Moraceae & Rutaceae families contribute more for the medicinal purpose. In our survey we found 23 different diseases were cured by traditional medicines.
Divya R, Divya BA, Rakshitha N, Ramya MS, Jeevan R, Shashikala S, Jegan G. Traditional knowledge on medicinal plants among rural people in Chintamani Taluk, Karnataka, India. J Med Plants Stud 2017;5(1):13-20.