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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 92-95

Traditional phytotherapy for epilepsy, fits and hysteria by Yanadis of Cuddapah District, A.P.

Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur 515 003, India

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R V Reddy
Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur 515 003
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The present paper deals with the athnomedicobotany of crude drugs used by a seminomadic ethnic group, the Yanadis, found in Cuddapah district of Andhra Pradesh. This aboriginal group is considered to be the conservators of folklore medicine. Fourteen plant species available in the locality, used by this tribe to cure ailments like epilepsy, hysteria fits and insanity were collected. The valid scientific and vernacular names, plant parts used, therapeutic combinations, mode of administration were enumerated.

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