Dhruti Anand Shukla
Abstract: This study deals with the ethno- medico- botany of plants species of Gandhinagar district, North Gujarat. AIM and Objective: The people live in remote areas and in villages which remain cut off from main cities and have to depend on local products for the primitive needs especially like food and medicines. The people are having knowledge about the uses of plants against various diseases. The villagers use the plants in a different illness in effective manners. Scientific investigations of use of herbal medicines would open new area of knowledge. Here, in this paper list of medicinal plants have been given, which are growing traditionally and utilizing through local health care system for a long time. Material Methods: The information of conservation, cultivation methods has been gathered and documented by visiting the local area, communities and farmers by interviewed them. The inputs are taken about traditional way of treatments for the common diseases. In this paper about 30 species have been acknowledge, which are being commercially extracted and traded. Most of the species are found wildly while some are farmed as per their season. Conclusion: Gandhinagar district is blessed with many of species of medicinal plants. The villagers are having good practical knowledge regarding herbal value of local species. The farmers are not getting proper market value for the medicinal plants and some time they do not get the return of their products timely and adequately. It is therefore, the pace of cultivating medicinal plants is very low which need to implement in the knowledge of common people.
Keywords: Etheno-medico-botany, Traditional, Medicinal Plants, North Gujarat