Practice of traditional medicinal plants in humans and cattle in Arasikere hobli of Karnataka
Pratap GK, Ashwini S and Manjula Shantaram
A database on indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants used by the humans and cattle, in the local communities in Arasikere hobli of Karnataka is documented. People living in rural areas have traditional health care practices, the knowledge of which is valuable for curing several ailments. In the present survey, it was recognized that eleven medicinal plants belonging to nine families are being used by the local groups to cure different human complaints and eleven plants belonging to ten families are used for treating animal infirmities. Majority of the villagers use these plants since these are effortlessly and freely available with no side effects. The present study reveals that the local population is well versed with the natural resources around them and this traditional knowledge should be preserved for the betterment of future mankind.