Ethnomedicinal Observations from the Anantprasad and Jeypur Tribal Villages of district Cuttack, Odisha, India

Kumar, Mukesh; Hussaini, S. A.; Samiulla, L.; Kumar, Kishore; Khan, Subhan A.; Aminuddin; Jamil, Syed Shakir
November 2012
Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science;Nov2012, Vol. 2 Issue 11, p127
Academic Journal
Ethnobotanical survey tours were conducted during year 2010-2011 to document the ethnomedicinal remedies for various ailments of the Kondh tribe inhabiting in the Anantprasad and Jeypur villages of district Cuttack, Odisha, India under Athagarh Forest Division. The paper presents 24 plants species belonging to 23 genera and 16 families used by Kondh tribes of this area and other local inhabitants etc. for the treatment of various diseases i. e. boils, cuts & wounds, joints pain, jaundice, constipation, earache, headache, dysentery, menstrual problems, snake-bite etc. The Plants are arranged alphabetically with their botanical name, family in bracket, local name, unani name wherever available, locality with collection number, part used, name of the disease(s) against which used, mode of preparation and administration and Informant who shared his valuable information is given for each recipe discussed. The information provided will help to discover new herbal drugs for many of the diseases, thus far, incurable in modern medicine.


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