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Title: Ethnomedicinal uses of Pteridophytes of Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh
Authors: Singh, Shweta
Dixit, R D
Sahu, T R
Keywords: Traditional Medicine
Ethnomedicine
Pteridophytes
Amarkantak
Tribes
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.7: A61K35/78, A61P1/10, A61P9/14, A61P11/00, A61P11/06, A61P13/00, A61P13/02, A61P15/00, A61P15/02, A61P15/10, A61P17/00, A61P17/02, A61P19/00, A61P19/02, A61P25/08, A61P27/02, A61P27/14, A61P29/00, A61P29/02, A61P31/00, A61P35/00, A61P37/08
Abstract: The present communication deals with the ethnomedicinal usage of pteridophytes in the treatment of various diseases. These pteridophytes are widely used by the local tribes and the plant material is sold in the local market of Amarkantak. They grow naturally in rock crevices and boulders near water stream in shady and moist places. The present study documents ethnomedicinal usage of eight pteridophytic plants, which are prevalent in study area along with botanical name, family, vernacular name, distribution in central India, plant parts used and mode of use.
Page(s): 392-395
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.04(4) [October 2005]

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