Ethnopharmacological Uses of Medicinal Plants in Jannaram Forest Division of Telangana, India
Mohd Kashif Husain, Goli Penchala Pratap, Aminuddin and Munawwar Hussain Kazmi
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine, October - December 2015, Vol. 10 No. 4, Pages 123-133
The present study is based on an ethno-medico-botanical survey of Jannaram forest division in Adilabad district of Telangana, conducted in November 2012. The survey revealed forty contemporary folk-medicinal claims comprised of thirty-nine plants taxa extensively used by the Gonds, Nayakapodus, Kolams, Pardhans and Lambadas tribal communities for the treatment of various ailments like; jaundice, urinary tract infections, rheumatic pains, cough, intermittent fevers and bone fractures etc. Information on botanical name, family, Unani name(s), collection number with locality, name of the tribe, part(s) used, name of the diseases against which the plants are used and mode of administration with dosage are given for each claim discussed. The data provided could be utilized to discover new drugs of natural origin by the systematic intervention of pharmacological and clinical trial studies.