ETHNOMEDICINE OF SOME PTERIDOPHYTES USED BY THE PRIMITIVE TRIBAL GROUPS OF VISAKHAPATNAM, ANDHRA PRADESH
Keywords:Ethnomedicine, Pteridophytes, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
The present study deals with 9 species of pteridophytes as many as genera and families used for various diseases by the primitive tribal groups of Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh. Plant part wise analysis, root is used in 10 practices followed by leaf and whole plant 3 each. Out of 16 practices 8 practices and one plant species were found to be new.