Plants used by the tribes for the treatment of digestive system disorders in Wayanad district, Kerala

Devi Prasad, A. G. and Shyma, T. B. and Raghavendra, M. P. (2013) Plants used by the tribes for the treatment of digestive system disorders in Wayanad district, Kerala. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 3 (8). pp. 171-175. ISSN 2231-3354

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Abstract

The tribes of Wayanad depend basically on different plants for their treatment. The field work documented about thirty two plant species used against digestive disorders. The plants used for the treatment with their botanical names, local name, mode of administration, status of plants and the tribes associated are listed in the form of table. Five different tribes, the kurichia, kuruma, kattunaika, paniya and adiya of Wayand district of Kerala state, India were interviewed. The interviewed tribal groups use plant parts either single or in combined form to treat digestive disorders like piles, ulcers, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, pinworm, vomiting, acidity, chest burning, jaundice and stomach pain. The tribal groups do not want to share their ancient traditional knowledge with other people. Moreover, the existing knowledge on traditional uses of medicinal plants are declining fast because of the lack of interest of young people to learn the traditional knowledge from the old tribal medical practitioner. So the documentation and conservation of the knowledge is essential.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Environmental Science
Divisions: Department of > Environmental Science
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 06:13
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 06:13
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/9136

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