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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 42-49

Ethno medical studies in talakona forest range of Chittor district, Andhra pradesh

1 Department of Botany, S.V. University, Tirupati, Chittoor (Dt), A.P, India
2 Regional Research Institute, IGMS complex Labbipeta, Vijayawada, India

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Goli Penchala Pratap
Department of Botany, S.V. University, Tirupati, Chittoor (Dt), A.P
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The flora of Talakona forest division has been studied for its ethnomedicinal wealth (Hemadri et al, Madhava Chetty et al). These studies have contributed immensely to the rural and forest economy. The present study revealed the medicinal use of 66 species of plants distributedin 40families. Many of the usages were unknown till date. About 65% of the medicinal applications of plants are for internal purposes. Majority of the external formulations are for conditions affecting the integumentary system I'skin. They have been using these parts in the form of paste, powder, juice, decoction, infusion and also in crude form, with other additives like ghee, sesame oil and goat milk, to relieve from different ailments.

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