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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 13-16

Herbal remedies for snake bites in ethnic practices of Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh

1 Scholar in department of Botany, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Chittoor (Dst), Andhrapradesh, India
2 Department of Botany, S.V. University, Tirupati, Chittoor (Dt), A.P, India
3 Senior Physician, Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam and Research Institute, Coimbatore, India
4 Research officer (Ay), Regional Research Institute, IGMS complex, Labbipeta, Vijayawada, India

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G Penchalapratap
Scholar in department of Botany, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Chittoor (Dst), Andhrapradesh
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The present study expresses the Age Old Traditional Treatments for Snake Bites in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Tribal people of this area have authentic information about antidotes for poisonous bites. They have been using different plant parts like leaves, fruits, flowers, seeds, stem bark, tubers and roots as antidotes in the form of paste, powder, juice, infusion, decoction, and in crude form. These plant parts are sometimes mixed with other additives like goat milk, butter milk and urine of infants. The present study brought to light the unrevealed age old treatments for poisonous snake bites in general and some particular snake bites. This study consist 32 species belonging to 23 families.

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