International Journal of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering
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International Journal of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol.3, No.2, Mar. 2017, Pub. Date: Oct. 30, 2017
Ethno Medicinal Survey on Herbal Plants Used Against Helminthiasis by the Tribal Medicinal Practitioners of Chitradurga District, Karnataka State, India
Pages: 16-19 Views: 56 Downloads: 37
Authors
[01] Sudhama Vasi Narayanappa, Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
[02] Mani Ramakrishnan, PG Department of Bioscience, CMR Institute of Management Studies, OMBR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India; Department of Biology, School of Engineering, Presidency University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Abstract
Helminthiasis is a macro parasitic disease of humans and other animals in which a part of the body is infected by parasitic worms. The present study recorded the medicinal plant remedies used by local tribal communities of Chitradurga district, Karnataka state, India for curing helminthiasis. The Ethno medicinal information for curing helminthiasis was obtained from herbal practitioners, elderly men and women in the villages by semi structured questionnaires through frequent field visits and interviews. A total of 22 medicinal plant species belonging to 19 families have been used by the tribal practitioners. In the current survey, 11 important species were recorded. The outcome of the study may provide a scope to reveal data of medicinal herbs prescribed by herbal practitioners for treating helminthiasis and update the status of the respective herbal population in the study area and provide appropriate conservation measures for preservation and utilization of these medicinal plants by local herbal practitioners and related people.
Keywords
Chitradurga, Ethnomedicinal, Helminthiasis, Medicinal Plants, Tribal Practitioners
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