STUDIES ON PLANTS USED FOR COOLING EFFECT BY THE TRIBES OF ADILABAD DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH
N. Suryanarayana Swamy , T.V.V. Seetharami Reddi
Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530 003, India
The paper deals with 26 species of plants covering 24 genera and 21 families used by the tribes of Adilabad district for cooling. Cucurbitaceae is the dominant family with 3 species followed by Sapindaceae, Sapotaceae , Arecaceae (2 spp each) and others. Trees are dominant with 10 species followed by herbs (8 spp) and others. Fruits are used in a maximum of 12 practices followed by leaf (6) and others. Ceratophyllum demersum, and 15 practices were found to be new.
Keywords: Ethnomedicine, Cooling, Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2023-03-03