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Ethnobotanical Explorations in Telangana, the Youngest State in Union of India: A Synoptic Account

  • Sateesh Suthari
  • S. Raju Vatsavaya
  • Narasimha Vara Prasad MajetiEmail author
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Abstract

Ethnobotany deals with the documentation of the indigenous traditional knowledge of plants used by the ethnic people. The ethnobotanical knowledge is the main source for the discovery of drugs, and it is depleting rapidly in recent times due to modernization and globalization, availability of hospitals in remote areas, etc. The primitive communities, who hold the traditional knowledge and practice the traditional way of treatment to cure ailments, are the custodians of it. The present paper deals with the ethnic tribes, their status of health, education, commerce, and medicinal plants used for human health care by the ethnic tribes inhabiting the Telangana State, India.

Keywords

Ethnobotany India Human health Traditional botanical knowledge 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Sateesh Suthari is grateful to the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB-DST) for financial support through Start-Up Research Grant (Young Scientists) (No. SB/YS/LS-70/2014 dated March 11, 2015). The authors are obliged to the Heads of Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, and Department of Botany, Kakatiya University, Warangal, for providing facilities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sateesh Suthari
    • 1
  • S. Raju Vatsavaya
    • 2
  • Narasimha Vara Prasad Majeti
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life SciencesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyKakatiya UniversityWarangalIndia

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