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Research Paper | Botany | India | Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014
Studies on the Threatened Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by Tribals of Harda District of M.P., India
Abstract: Harda district is situated in the eastern part of Madhya Pradesh and boast of good species richness. Ethnobotanical survey was carried out to document the information of medicinal plants used by people living in rural and remote areas of Harda district of Madhya Pradesh during 2011-2014. The district is bounded by Vindhyan ranges in south and Narmada River in north. This region is inhibited by tribal communities like Bhil, Bhilala, Gond and Korku. Tribal communities used these plant species by traditional way and its practitioners known as Barwa from the primary health care provider in rural areas. Present study records a total of 65 species, 62 genera and 43 families which are used in 19 different types of diseases like fever, diarrhea, dysentery, piles, skin disease, rheumatism, joint pain, bone fracture, cuts, wounds, healings, asthama, bronchitis, cough, pneumonia, snake bite, gynecological, abortifacient, stomache and intestinal disorder, memories, after delivery for strengthening, cardiac disease, kidney trouble, urinary diseases, boils, male erectile disinfection, antisterility and jaundice etc. Some Ethnomedicinal plants are Helicteres isora L. , Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb. Sarcostemma acidum (L. ) R. Br. , Clerodendrum serratum (L. ) Moon, Costus speciosus (J. Koening. ) J. E. Sm. , Ampelocissus latifolia (Roxb. ) planch, Chlorophytum borivilianum L. , Tinospora cordifolia (W. ) Miers. Ex. Hook, Urginea indica (Roxb) Kunth, etc.
Keywords: Harda, Vindhyan ranges, Narmada River, threatened Ethnomedicinal plants, Barwa
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014,
Pages: 2590 - 2593