ETHNOVETERINARY MEDICINAL PLANTS USED FOR ANIMAL THERAPY BY THE TRIBALS OF AMRABAD TIGER RESERVE FOREST OF NAGARKURNOOL DISTRICT, TELANGANA STATE, S. INDIA
- Palynology and Paleobotany Research Lab, Department of Botany, University College of Science, Saifabad, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500004.
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Medicinal plants finds a significant role in the livestock health care system for a long period especially in remote areas. On an ongoing work on Ethnoveterinary studies, the present paper deals with the documentation of the medicinal plant species used for the treatment of various veterinary health diseases of the livestock practiced by the indigenous people of the Amrabad Tiger reserve forest of Nagarkurnool district of Telangana state. Periodic field trips, semi structured questionnaires and group discussions were conducted during Jan. 2018-July 2018 to collect the data. A total of 12 medicinal plants referable to 9 families have been recorded with ethnoveterinary uses. These include 6 herbs and 6 tree members. Among the plant families, Solonaceae represented by three genera, Apocynaceae by two, Capparidaceae, Moraceae, Acanthaceae, Lecythidaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Fabaceae, and Rhamnaceae by one genus each. Leaves, bark or whole plant were the consistently used parts. The study highlights that the local people of Amrabad Tiger Reserve forest of Nagarkurnool district holds rich ethnoveterinary knowledge to cure livestock diseases.
[T. Parameshwari and P. Chaya (2023); ETHNOVETERINARY MEDICINAL PLANTS USED FOR ANIMAL THERAPY BY THE TRIBALS OF AMRABAD TIGER RESERVE FOREST OF NAGARKURNOOL DISTRICT, TELANGANA STATE, S. INDIA Int. J. of Adv. Res. 11 (Feb). 664-669] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
University College of Science, Saifabad, Osmania University.
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/16295
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/16295
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