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Ethnomedicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis by Tribes of Papikondalu Forest, Andhra Pradesh, India

Objective: The present study represents the information about the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis by the tribes of Papikondalu forest, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Methods: The documented medicinal plants were labeled alphabetically with their voucher specimen number, family name, vernacular names, parts used and mode of administration.
Results: A total of 26 medicinal plant species belonging to 25 genera and 22 families were recorded.
Conclusions: The documented of these medicinal plants against rheumatoid arthritis that these ethnic people are still dependent on local vegetation for their life care. The indigenous knowledge available with these studies plays an important role in quick and proper identification of natural resources for rheumatoid arthritis

Author(s): Aniel Kumar O, Mallikarjuna K and Mutyala Naidu L

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