FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2017 Vol.23 No.2 PP 291-300
ETHNOMEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF BATHUKAMMA (TELANGANA STATE FLORAL FESTIVAL) FLOWERS
P. SARITHA* AND U.ANITHA DEVI
Department of Botany,
Government Degree College For Women,
KARIMNAGAR-505001 (TELANGANA) INDIA
*Corresponding Author : Email : saritha.perkari@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Bathukamma is a floral festival of Telangana state in Peninsular India. It is a major festival celebrated by the Hindu womenfolk of the region. They make Bathukamma with colorful and beautiful flowers that grow exclusively in Telangana region. This festival is a cultural identity and a symbolic icon of Telangana people. The present study mainly focus on the ethnomedicinal properties of Bathukamma flowers and also to reveal the importance of less known plants used by tribal people who lived in rural areas before the evolution of urban culture. The present study helps to bridge between tribal and urban therapy systems. This study also helps to preserve biodiversity of the region.

Key words : Bathukamma, Diversity, Ethno Medicinal Flowers, Flora, Heterogeneous Floristic Composition, Telangana.
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