Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine

ISSN: 1948-593X

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Documentation of Folkloric Knowledge on Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of Mouth Ulcers in Kodangal Mandal, Mahabubnagar District, Telangana, India


Shivakumar Singh P, Vidyasagar GM, Rajendar Singh DSR and Bhagyanarayana G

A total of 32 folkloric medicinal plants used in the treatment of mouth ulcers in Kodangal mandal, Mahabubnagar district, Telangana state have been documented using standard questioner. Of 32 plants species belonging to 31 genera and 22 families were found useful. The largest family Fabaceae was represented 04 species followed by Euphorbiaceae 03 species, whereas the five families, i.e., Apiaceae, Lythraceae, Lamiaceae, Myrtaceae and Verbenaceae represented by 2 of each species. While the 15 families represented single species each. Among parts used 20 plants species were used without ingredients, while 12 used with ingredients. The present report described them in detailed along with the method of drug preparation, mode of administration, probable dosage and duration of treatment. Maximum new findings on the ethnic practices were documented.


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