ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY RAJGOND TRIBES OF HALADKERI VILLAGE IN BIDAR DISTRICT, KARNATAKA, INDIA
Objective: Present work deals with the studies on Ethnomedicinal plants used by Rajgond Tribes of Haladkeri village in Bidar District, Karnataka, India
Methods: Field trips were conducted from March to December, 2014 to collect the information on the medicinal plants used in the treatment of different ailments by Rajgond Tribe using the methodology suggested by Jain and Goel.
Results: A total of 12 Vaidyas or healers were interviewed and 60 ethno medicinal plants species belonging to 37 families were recorded along with their scientific names, vernacular names, botanical family, parts used and their ethno medicinal significance.
Conclusion: Rajgond Tribe of Haladkeri Village in Bidar District is far away from modern medicine even in 21st Century and is known for their unique way of life and disease management. As the majority of people in modern days is much conscious about their health and aware of the side effects of modern drugs, such study of ethnic drugs may turn a useful base in finding out new drug molecules.
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