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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Humans began defending their crops and thus their land.

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ethnootany The various informants mentioned a total of 34 nonconventional plant species that they consumed during times of food scarcity. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh; Putting Ocimum tenuiflorum in hot water and breathing the vapors is a widely known remedy for a head cold and nasal congestion on many islands in Micronesia.

Details of the uses of plants and conservational practices employed in Dobur Uie are provided. In some terms the class uses the traditional material mannqns Pohnpeian thatching, Metroxylon amicarumbut for larger trees this requires cutting down the tree to access the fronds.

Leaves were followed by stems at Many snake venoms have peptides that inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme causing a slump in arterial blood pressure [ ].

Trunk clear of branches near the bottom, then the kannans branches, with branches being shorter higher and higher on the trunk of the tree. A big tree; leave cm broad, Flowers large, white, the fruits are used as vegetables.

Ethnobotany of Micronesia: A course companion

Fresh leaves extract of about 2 teaspoonfuls is given 4—6 times a day. It is of interest that the plants consumed during times of food scarcity in the surveyed areas are also used as normal or famine foods in other regions of the world, although the same plant part may not be consumed.


Though the government effort at Palikir, like those in the Palau group, was undoubtedly out of proportion to the returns it received, the eventual success achieved at Palikir appears to have been part of an attempt at the Japanization of Ponape, just as the Marianas had been transformed a decade earlier. Khonjainapi DCH Description: The plant is a protector of the family.

In addition, epidemic dropsy and ocular toxicity have been reported by seed oil of Argemone mexicana [ 98 — ] and latex of Calotropis procera [ ], respectively; the rest are toxic only due to high doses of ingestion.

Cyanobacteria is known across Micronesia and there are names for it on many islands.

This makes a clear link between conservation and development. Flowers, but no viable seed produced. Hypotensive agents from snake venoms. The cultural uses of plants will examine four areas of Micronesian plant usage. Schultes R, Hoffmann A. This is why you bring a plant for your presentation, and ultimately why ethnobotanists collect plant specimens.

Leaves were the most mannsns plant part used against snake venom. The shift in diet and life style has also seen a rise in diseases that are firmly connected with diet and a lack of exercise: Irrespective of the motivating force behind conferring the sacred or religious status to a plant, it may be said that this process saves the plants from wanton felling. Sepal of the fruit. For Hindus the three eyes of the coconut symbolize ethnobotzny three eyes of Shiva, the destroyer of time and ultimately of the universe.


The field has spawned a number of related fields and subfields such as ethnobiology, ecoethnobotany, socioethnobotany, and ethnomycology.

The thatch is designed to catch the wind and “fluff” slightly, aiding in drying of the thatch and slowing rot. String is not typically used to stitch the thatch together. Bhedaitita DCH Description: However, other venomous snakes may also be found in this area [ 5 — 7 ] and thus represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality to humans [ 8 — 11 ].

Gymnosperms no longer use swimming sperm to pass “male” genetic material to eggs. Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used for the treatment of female infertility in Baham, Cameroon. View at Google Scholar L.

Indian Journal of Medical Research. In this theory plants which produced chemical compounds that benefit their benefactor – the animal that is protecting the plant – would be more likely to survive. Results and Discussion The Mannan tribes ofKovilmala are aware ofthe therapeutic uses of86 medicinal plant species belonging to 40 angiosperm families Table 1. Living things need nitrogen in other forms. We also acknowledge the help provided by the Principal, C.

Ulu DCH Description: Root Cytotoxin, calotropin, calcilin, gigantin Ocular toxicity [ ] Cassia occidentalis L. There was a mass poisoning incident reported in Ethiopia as a result of contamination of grain with A. Some new ethnomedicinal uses of Milkweed in the Indian desert. Flora ofBritish India, Vol. Ethnobotanical survey of Purulia district, West Bengal, India for medicinal plants used against gastrointestinal disorders.

This is sometimes translated as ” ghost sickness.