Traditional Knowledge of Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India


S. B. Padal
Y. Vijayakumar


Ethno botanical studies were carried out to collect information on the use of Ethnomedicinal Plants by the tribal people of Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Ethnomedicinal uses of 50 plant species along with local name, botanical name, family, ailments for which the drug is administrated, mode of administration are presented. They belong to 46 genera and 28 families. These plants use to cure different type of ailments. Most remedies were taken orally, accounting for 60% of medicinal use. The most widely sought after plant parts in the preparation of remedies in the areas are the root and leaves. Tribal people have high number of medicinal plant species for the treatment of different type of diseases.