Ethnomedicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis by the Tribes of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh
Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003, India
Medicinal Plant Research, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 1 doi: 10.5376/mpr.2016.06.0001
Received: 03 Jan., 2016 Accepted: 14 Feb., 2016 Published: 01 Mar., 2016
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Suneetha J., and Seetharami R.T.V.V., 2016, Ethnomedicine for rheumatoid arthritis by the tribes of east godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, Medicinal Plant Research, 6(1): 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/mpr.2016.01.0001)
The paper deals with 44 species of plants covering 43 genera and 31 families used for curing rheumatoid arthritis by the tribes of East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. Fabaceae is the dominant family with 6 species followed by Acanthaceae, Euphorbiaceae (3 species each), Asteraceae, Meliaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Lamiaceae (2 species each) and others. Herbs (15) are dominant followed by trees and shrubs (14 each) and a lone climber. Leaf is used in 12 practices followed by root (11), seed (7), stem bark (4), fruit (3) and others. Amorphophallus sylvaticus, Jatropha glandulifera, Perilla frutescens, Ruellia tuberosa and 22 practices were found to be new or less known.
Ethnomedicine; Rheumatoid arthritis; East Godavari district; Andhra Pradesh