Ethnomedicinal plants used in malaria in tribal areas of Odisha, India
The present paper deals with 38 ethnomedicinal plant species belonging to 37 genera and 24 families used for prevention and treatment of malaria by the tribal and indigenous non-tribal communities of Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Balangir, Deogarh and Nuapada districts of Odisha. This first-hand ethnomedicinal information for their therapeutic use against malaria was collected directly from a field survey of 404 remote tribal villages and forest areas of these 6 districts during 2006-2017. Additionally, uses of other 6 plants for the treatment of the same diseases were also recorded from the already published literature on these districts. These plant species are arranged in alphabetical order followed by family, habit, local name(s), locality(ies), field number(s) along with a method of preparation and mode of ethnomedicinal uses in detail.
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