Plants Used as an Antidote Against Snakebite in Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar District (MS), India


  • S. N. Arts, D.J. Malpani Commerce and B.N. Sarda Science College, Post Graduate Department of Botany, Sangamner, MS, 422605, India


Ethnobotanical survey was conducted during 2006-2008 in Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar district in Western Ghats of Maharashtra State. The tribes such as Mahadev Koli, Ramoshi, Thakar and Bhills are dwelling in the study area, apart from other rural people. Information on 40 angiospermic species belonging to 38 genera of 24 families was gathered, as used as an antidote against snakebite by those people. The present paper reports botanical names, family, local names, parts used, preparation and mode of administration. Also a discussion on present data compared with already published reports on snakebite is included.


Medicinal Plants, Antidote, Snakebite, Tribals, Akole.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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