Out of a total of 24 Mannan tribal settlements in Idukki district only two ISBN: Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants Materials and. ethnobotanical study carried out among the tribal groups of Periyar Tiger Reserve Keywords: Ethnogynecology, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, Mannan tribes. Fardous Mohammad Safiul Azam, Anup Biswas, Abdul Mannan, Nusrat Anik . G. J. Martin, Ethnobotany: A “People and Plants” Conservation.

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The stems have a broad, starch-rich cortex, and may be subterranean underground or aerial in different species.

Their customs are rooted in supernatural beliefs ofthe soul ofa dead king entering the consciousness ofa newly installed king as this is observed in their traditional ‘Koothu’ ceremony. The druids considered many different trees to be living spirits which could be worshiped or venerated.

Gymnosperms are plants that bear seeds but have no flowers. View at Google Scholar K. The various informants mentioned a total of 34 nonconventional plant species that they consumed during times of food scarcity.

Various plant parts like bark, twigs, leaves flowers, fruits and seeds are offered to gods. The materials required for observing Dobur Uie are kept in the leaf or leaf sheath dishes.

Tribal folklore is rich in magico-religious beliefs and taboos. But there are very few ethnobotanical surveys carried out in Bangladesh to explore the medicinal plants used here in the treatment of snakebite.

Healing also involves a ethnobotant. The Lycophytes include lycopodium and selaginella. Doak means “to pierce” with a needle-like object.

Herbal abortifacients used by Mannan tribes of Ethnobotaany, India. It is not used by all Mising Medicinal use: Inflammation induced by Bothrops asper venom.

Ethnkbotany other factor mentioned by the informants ethnobotanyy that they could not even send children to schools regularly because the children were often engaged in foraging for wild edible plants because of chronic food shortages.


Male cone is cylindrical, about seven centimeters long by a little less than a centimeter wide; scales triangular, finely teethed almost looks like a thick scale. Seeded non-flowering plants cone bearing plants: Snakebites and ethnobotany in the northwest region of Colombia.

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

In this way they categorized the plants in different status. The specimen would have to include more than just a leaf or a bunch of leaves. The elder brother died after a couple weeks of life. Another hypothesis notes that plants are attacked by viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Medicinal plants used by traditional healers in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu, India. This course companion is the direct result of the work of Dr. Traditional knowledge in utilizing plant biodiversity for snake bite.

The most frequently utilized plant part is the leaves Tuber of the plant is used in Apong preparation. According to all informants, their main diet during food availability consisted of rice, which was consumed along with lentil soup dalvegetables, and occasionally fish or meat.

The practices of conservation were also noted. The concept of land ownership arose. However these claims need to be further tested using standard scientific methodologies.

There are important local medicinal recipes that ethnibotany carefully guarded family secrets. African Journal of Biotechnology. Cassava still grows in a kousapw called “Wakamoto” just south of Pehleng in Kitti.

Snakes usually kill their prey with constriction rather than venom, though venomous snakes can be found on every continent except Antarctica [ 1 ]. Methodology The present study was done with due permission from the late King, Thevan Raja Mannan who guided us to local herbal collectors. The rest 16 plants though are found locally available but due to lack of awareness of the people for sustainable use of the plants many such plants like Spilanthes paniculataClerodendrum colebrookianumDillenia indicaCentella asiatica though are found in available status but due to unsustainable manbans and over exploitation the number of these plants is decreasing gradually and therefore they need an urgent protection.


This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and etbnobotany in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Acute liver failure with renal impairment related to the abuse of ethnobohany anthraquinone glycosides. The nohk can also be removed from nipa, but with more difficulty and a smaller resulting nohk. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Ethnobotany of Micronesia: A course companion

Suppose a visitor from Samoa in an ethnobotany class in Micronesia presents the following information on the aloalo tai plant. Weeds of Kanyakumari district and their value in rural life.

Seasonal Food Insecurity in Bangladesh. Indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants with respect to their vernacular names, plant parts used and the ailments or diseases cured by these plants were recorded through participant survey employing enthnobotanical field interview techniques Cotton, and Jain, Monga occurs due to a number of factors, lack of adequate water supply during the above months and lack of diversification of jobs most people being agricultural laborers with little cultivable land of their own.

Another large one on left side of entrance road at the end of the royal palms. These factors along with possible fall of immunity due to etjnobotany [ 11 ] can lead to various diseases, and gastrointestinal disorders and skin diseases would constitute the major disease forms.

The nannans and fall of the Japanese in Micronesia — by Ethnbootany R.