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Ethnomedicinal Plants of the Aborigines in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India


The paper deals with ethnomedicinal uses of 289 plant species belonging to 233 genera under 116 families, which include 247 species of angiosperms (198 genera of 87 families), 6 species of gymnosperms (4 genera of 4 families), 35 species of pteridophytes (30 genera of 24 families) and a solitary species of alga used by the aborigines in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The uses of different plant species by the aborigines are rendered in a tabular form, where plants have been arranged alphabetically with their botanical names, local names, followed by family, habit of plant, plant parts used, names of diseases and tribes.


Aborigines, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Ethnomedicinal Plants, Diseases, Tribes.



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