EXPLORATION OF ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY TRIBAL COMMUNITIES IN MAHURGAD FOREST AREA FROM NANDED DISTRICT.
Author(s):
M. S. Wankhade, M.N. Bokhad, A. S. Nale
Keywords:
Ethnobotanical plants, tribal communities, Mahurgad forest.
Abstract
In the present investigation ethnobotanical survey was conducted in the tribal localities of Gondkheda, Kolamkheda, Gondwadi, Pardi, Wai, Malkaguda, Ramanagar, Hadsani, Mandva , Kasarpet of Mahur tahasil, district Nanded. In this area tribals have been using hundreds of plants for curing different ailments but the younger generation has now developed a tendency to rely upon the modern medicine and less importance is being given to their traditional medicine. The exploration has documented 41 medicinal plants belonging to 22 families used against various diseases by rural population in different rural and tribals communities in Mahurgad forest areas of Nanded District. The different plant parts like stem, leaves, fruit, flower, bark, root, seed and whole plants were used by the tribal communities.
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Unique Paper ID: 152944

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5

Page(s): 66 - 71
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