Studies on the Ethno-medicinal Plants Used at the Occasion of Festival in Wardha District, Maharashtra State, India.
Jayant J. Shende, L. P. Dalal
Ethono-botany, Festivals, Family, Genera, Wardha.
Plant worship is one of the earliest forms of religion in ancient world. Use of the plants to the humankinds is known since time immemorial. The use of plants in celebration of various festivals and rituals is well known. In the ancient time without having a tool to record or note the day or month, the sprouting of leaves and blooming of flowers on the trees helped the mankind to mark the season. The beginning of the season was celebrated using the flowers and various plant parts. The present paper deals with study regarding the plants and their parts used at occasion of celebration of festivals and ritual in Wardha district of Maharashtra state, 50 plant species belonging to 20 genera and 25 families were recorded during the present study. Almost all the plant species used at various occasions are having use in the traditional medicine. Conservation of some of the plant species by commercial cultivation and traditional methods is necessary.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4

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