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Title: Ethnomedicinal plants and their utilization by tribals of Mahur range forest of Nanded district of Maharashtra, India
Authors: Kanthale, P R
Biradar, S D
Keywords: Ethnomedicine;Maharashtra;Mahur forest;Nanded District;Tribals
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. cl. (2011.01) - A61K 36/00
Abstract: The present paper deals with the observation of ethnomedicinal uses of plant wealth by Gond, Kolam, Pradhan, Naikde and Andh tribes of Mahur range forest of Nanded district. This range was selected for investigation, as the tribals of this area are mainly dependent upon the forest flora for their livelihood and use herbal medicines for curing the ailments and diseases. Altogether 25 plants were recorded which are used by tribal people in formulation of 32 different ethnomedicinal preparation for curing 24 different types of diseases and ailments. Many of these ethnomedicinal preparations are new. Among 32 ethnomedicinal uses 20 are administrated in the form of single drug for curing white discharge, dysentery, fever, cough, kidney stone, asthma, etc. The data of this study provide the botanical name, family, local name, part(s) used, mode of administration, etc. Some noteworthy plants which are used in curing the diseases are: Abelmoschus crinitus Wall., Crotalaria notonii Wight & Arn., Cyperus sanguinolentus Vahl., Gloriosa superba Linn., Indigofera tinctoria Linn., Phyllanthus maderaspatensis Linn., Desmodium velutinum (Willd.) DC., etc.
Page(s): 578-581
ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online); 0976-0504 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.3(4) [December 2012]

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