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Survey Paper | Botany | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015
Some Antifertility Ethnomedicines Used by Tribals of Satpuda Forest Region of East Khandesh Maharashtra, India
Abstract: Study deals with 10 medicinal plant species used traditionally by Pawara and Barela tribes of Jalgaon district of Maharashtra state in India for the treatment of various ailments. Some medicinal plants with unexplored ethnomedicinal uses of plants have been reported. It 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 rich Tapi 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 mountainous 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 %), inhalation 4 (0.88 %) and steam bath 2 (0.44 %). The present paper highlights 10 antifertility folk ethnotherapies belonging to 09 genera, 10 species and 7 families with reference Vernacular name, Botanical name, Family, their Distribution & Threat status. Mode of administration of Ethnomedicine with critical note.
Keywords: East Khandesh, Satpuda, Antifertility, Mountainous Ranges
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,
Pages: 2721 - 2724