Medicinal ferns of Eastern Ghats with special reference to Ahobiolam Reserve forest of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India

Medicinal ferns of Eastern Ghats with special reference to Ahobiolam Reserve forest of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India

Shaik Khaleel Basha1 and, Dalazak Niaz Parveen2

1. Associate Professor of Botany, Osmania Degree and PG College, 518001 – Kurnool, India.
2. Assistant Professor of Botany, Osmania College for Women, Kurnool. A.P. India

The present investigation was carried out during January 2016 to December 2016 for the documentation of medicinal uses of Pteridophytes by indigenous people of Ahobilam reserve forest of Nallamalais forest of Eastern Ghats of Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh,India. Ethnomedicinal information n was gathered through questionnaire from the tribal and non-tribal people. We have reported 8 species of medicinally important Pteridophytes belonging to 6 families distributed in 7 genera. Our study concluded that, the wealth of indigenous ethnomedicinal knowledge of Pteridophytes may also points to a great potential for research in the discovery of new drugs to fight diseases and other new uses. Their conservation is urgently required.

Keywords:  Pteriodphytes, Eastern Ghats, Ahobiolam Reserve Forest, Medicinal Plants, Chenchus

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Shaik Khaleel Basha and Dalazak Niaz Parveen. Medicinal ferns of Eastern Ghats with special reference to Ahobiolam Reserve forest of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India.Journal of Herbal Medicine Research, 2018,3:21.


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