Abstract: An ethnobotanical survey was conducted in some villages of Kanakapura taluk of Ramanagara district of Karnataka state from September 2019 to January 2020. The study was mainly focussed on the medicinal plants used by the Eruliga, Lambani tribes and rural for treating various ailments including for their domestic animals and also to ward off evil spirit. Information was gathered from seniors of knowledgeable traditional healers through the personal consultation. Periodic visit was conducted to confirm the botanical and usage for ailments. A total of 110 plant species belonging to 50 families were identified as medicinally important plants, 56 Plants species are herbs, 21 are shrubs and 33 are trees. Botanical names, vernacular name, family, habit, officinal parts and usage are documented. Statistical analysis was done and documented in the table and graphs. The investigation unfold the potency of traditional knowledge of tribes about the medicinal plants to cure various ailments and it opens an avenue for a scientific community to discover new drug to the society.
Keywords: Ethnobotany, Traditional Knowledge, Medicinal plants