Research Articles

2020  |  Vol: 6(1)  |  Issue: Articles in press  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2020.6.1.4
Medicinal uses of selected wild edible vegetables consumed by Hyderabad-Karnataka region of Karnataka State in India

Hanumantappa Bherigi Nayaka*

Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

*Address for Corresponding Author

Dr. Hanumantappa B. Nayaka

Asst. Professor

Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences,

Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Abstract

Objective: The use of untamed vegetables as a supply of food is well-documented everywhere the globe. However, a number of the wild vegetables have since found their manner into the info of healthful plants. The purpose of this study was to assess the medicinal value of wild vegetables consumed by local people of Hyderabad-Karnataka region of Karnataka State in India. Materials and Methods: Fifteen wild vegetables reported to have medicinal value were assessed in this study. The 15 wild vegetables with medicinal values were found to be distributed within 10 plant families. Results and Conclusion: Brassicaceae was found to be the dominant family followed by Amaranthaceae. Leaves were the most half employed in preparation of medicines from wild vegetables. The use of leaves is found to be the most sustainable mode of medicinal preparation since it does not impact negatively on wild vegetables. The consumption of untamed vegetables with healthful values as food ought to be inspired since they will assist within the wellbeing of communities.

Keywords: Edible vegetables, semi-structured questionnaire, Brassicaceae, Amaranthaceae

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