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Title: Ethnomedicine for dysentery and diarrhoea from Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh
Authors: Raju, Vatsavaya S
Reddy, K N
Keywords: Ethnogastroenterology
Antidysenteric Activity
Antidiarrhoeal Activity
Andhra Pradesh
Konda Reddi Tribe
Koyas Tribe
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.7: A61K35/78, A61P1/04, A61P1/06, A61P1/12, A61P1/14, A61P1/16, A61P1/18, A61P3/12, A61P31/00, A61P31/04, A61P31/12
Abstract: Dysentery and diarrhoea are common and age-old problems among the humans and cattle in the tropics. As a lead for new drug discovery, the ethnomedicine for dysentery and diarrhoea that is in practice among the tribes Konda Reddi, Koyas, etc. in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, is presented. Thirty seven plant species used for gastroenteric problems belonging to 28 families,representing 34 genera of Magnoliophyta have been reported. These include 34 dicots and 3 monocots; 28 native and 9 exotic species; 21 trees, 6 shrubs, 1 climber and 9 herbs; and 23 unknown and 14 known remedies.
Page(s): 443-447
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.04(4) [October 2005]

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