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Title: People’s knowledge on medicinal plants in Sringeri <i style="">taluk</i>, Karnataka
Authors: Prakasha, H M
Krishnappa, M
Keywords: Folk medicine
Indigenous medicine
Karnataka
Medicinal plants
Issue Date: Jul-2006
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b style="">Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup></b>: A61K36/00, A61P1/04, A61P1/06, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/12, A61P5/00, A61P5/50, A61P9/14, A61P11/00, A61P11/10, A61P17/00, A61P17/04, A61P29/00, A61P31/00, A61P31/12, A61P35/00<b style=""></b>
Abstract: The present paper reports therapeutic uses of eleven medicinal plants used by the indigenous people for curing many of the skin diseases. For ringworms, eczema and scabies, the species of <i style="">Lobelia, Vitex, Asparagus, Leucas</i> and <i style="">Ocimum</i> are used, during prickly heat, itching and measles, species of <i style="">Ocimum, Asparagus, Adhatoda,</i> and <i style="">Leucas </i>are used<i style="">,</i> while during small pox, species of <i style="">Hibiscus </i>and <i style="">Vitex</i> are extensively used. Indigenous people depend upon these plants for curing the skin disorders rather going for modern medicine. Documentation of such knowledge is important to evaluate culture and protection of people’s exert on local biodiversity, since these aspects have implications in conservation and management of local resources.
Description: 353-357
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6924
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.05(3) [July 2006]

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