26Apr 2015

Ethnobotanical Study of Body Coolants Used by Tribals of Nallamalais in Telangana, India.

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Ethnobotanical survey was conducted to study the body coolants used by the tribes Lambada, Chenchus and Erukala of Nallamalais in Telangana, India. This survey elucidates 38 species of plants which belong to 36 genera and 27 families, used as body cooling agents. Cucurbitaceae family is dominated with 5 species. It was revealed during interaction that some of the plants used as aphrodisiac drugs are also useful as body coolants and may act by reducing body overheat.


[Devarinti Srihari Reddy (2015); Ethnobotanical Study of Body Coolants Used by Tribals of Nallamalais in Telangana, India. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 3 (4). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Devarinti Srihari Reddy


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