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Research Paper | Botany | India | Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016
Folk Ethnotherapies on Scorpion Sting among Tribals of East Khandesh Region of Satpuda Forest, Maharashtra, India
Abstract: Study covers the area falls in Jalgaon district situated between 200-17 and 210-26 north latitude and 740-47 and 760-28 east longitude. Topographically it can be distinguished as 1) The Tapi rich valley in the centre, 2) The high mountainous ranges on the north & 3) Barren ridges of Satmala and Ajanta ranges on the south. The study is confined to first two regions only and more specific to Satpuda mountaneous ranges from 2006-2009. Present study reveals about total no. of medicinal plant families 82 composed of pteridophytes (3), Dicots (66), and monocots (13). The genera are 234, spread over pteridophytes (3), dicots (209) and monocots (22). Similarly Species are 270 out of which pteridophytes are (3), dicots (244) and monocots (23). The most Prominent & common method of administration of medicinal plants is oral 252 (56.00 %) followed by external 109 (24.22 %), internal applications are 49 (10.08 %), poultice 31 (6.88 %), smoking 3 (0.66 %) and inhalation 4 (0.88 %) and steam bath 2 (0.44 %). The present paper highlights 06 less known ethnomedicinal plants used for Scorpion sting with reference to botanical name, family, part (s) used, distribution, threat Status, & mode of administration.
Keywords: East Khandesh, Satpuda, Scorpion Sting, Mountainous Ranges
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016,
Pages: 1494 - 1496