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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 523-528      |                 Available online, April 26, 2018

Folklore medicine of primitive tribals in Dumbriguda Mandal, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, India 

Satyavathi K1 and Padal SB2


1Research Scholar, Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, A.P.

2Professor, Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, A.P.

Corresponding author Emai: sbpadal08@gmail.com. Mobile No. 9491907646

Received : 11.02.2018   | Accepted : 13.04.2018 | Published : 26.04.2018

Folklore medicine survey was conducted among the primitive tribal community residing in Dumbriguda Mandal, Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh. The prime objective of the study is to document the traditional medicinal plants used by tribal people inhabiting the interior pockets. The ethnobotanical studies carried out during 2016-17. The information was collected through interviews, discussions and observations. A total of 45 plants were used by the tribal healers in their medicinal formulations. These plant species were distributed into 31 families. Fabaceae has the highest number of species (6 species) followed by Rutaceae (3 species), Mimosaceae, Amaranthaceae, Acanthaceae, Anacardiaceae, Dioscoriaceae, Asteraceae, Loganiaceae and Rhamnaceae each one contributed (2) species and rest of the 21 families contain single species each. With regard to the frequency of plant parts used in preparations, stem bark was most often used followed by roots, leaves, whole plant, roots, seeds and tubers etc. These 45 Ethnomedicinal plants are used for different disease like, Dysentery, Asthma, Fever, Headache, Piles and Rheumatic pain etc.


Key Words: Folklore medicine, primitive tribes, dumbriguda mandal, Visakhapatnam district.

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Cite this article as:

Satyavathi K and Padal SB (2018) Folklore medicine of primitive tribals in Dumbriguda Mandal, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 523-528. 

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Acknowledgement

The authors are thankful to the notified and denotified adivasis groups, their vaids, ojhas, bhopas etc. and forest officials who provided valuable information on this subject. 

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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