The present report deals with the phytotherapeutic properties of certain potential anti-poisonous crude drugs used by the Adivasis, inhabited in the forests of Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The critical taxonomic analysis yielded twenty species belonging to 17 families of angiosperms used for poisonous bites. The majority of drug formulations (14 spp.) were administered as antidotes for snake bites.
Raju, R. R. Venkata et al.
"Taxonomic Validation of Crude Drugs used for Poisonous Bites by Adivasis of Rayalaseema Region, Andhra Pradesh,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 126.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/126