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Title: Folk medicine of NR Pura taluk in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka
Authors: Prakasha, HM
Krishnappa, M
Krishnamurthy, YL
Poornima, SV
Keywords: Medicinal plants
Folk medicine
Ethnomedicine
Indigenous medicine
Rural herbalists
Medicinal plants
Karnataka
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P1/04, A61P1/08, A61P1/16, A61P9/00, A61P11/04, A61P29/00, A61P39/02
Abstract:  A study on the indigenous medicinal plants used by the people of NR Pura taluk in Karnataka, was carried out during 2004-2005 in view of documenting the folk medicine for different ailments. A total of 59 plant species belonging to 53 genera and 34 families were reported for different therapeutic uses which include about 31 wild plants species, 18 cultivated and 10 were both wild and cultivated species. Most plants used were either trees (22 species) or herbs (16 species) rarely others. Several new findings on the traditional folk practices were reported.
Page(s): 55-60
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(1) [January 2010]

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