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Ethnomedicinal studies on plants used by Yanadi tribe of Chandragiri reserve forest area, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Nataru Savithramma, Pulicherla Yugandhar, Koya Siva Prasad, Sade Ankanna, Kummara Madhava Chetty.


Aim: Ethnomedicinal studies on medicinal plants used by Yanadi tribe of Chandragiri reserve forest area are documented during the period of 2014-2015. The study is mainly focused on medicinal importance of plants used by Yanadi tribe to treat various ailments.
Materials and Methods: The information collected on treated ailments, part used, preparation, combination and addition of ingredients to prepare herbal medicines with the help of standard questionnaire.
Results: During the study 53 types of ailments were treated by using 48 medicinal plants belongs to 26 families were documented. Among the medicinal plants, shrubs (15) were most using life form of plants for the preparation of herbal medicines. Leaf part (40%), paste form (33%) and oral administration (63%) of herbal medicines were most preferable. The documented ethnomedicinal importance of this tribe was cross checked with Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical database shows most of the plants were correlated with this database.
Conclusion: There is no record of traditional medicinal knowledge of these villages so far, hence the present study is aimed to document the information on medicinal plants used by Yanadi tribe in Chandragiri reserve forest area. Correlation of ethnomedicinal uses with Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical database clearly indicates the high medicinal significance of claimed data of this Yanadi tribe.

Key words: Keywords: Ethnomedicinal studies, Yanadi tribe, Chandragiri reserve forest, Dr. Dukes ethnobotanical database.

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