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Title: Studies on plants used in traditional medicine by Bhilla tribe of Maharashtra
Authors: Kamble, S Y
Patil, S R
Sawant, P S
Sawant, Sangita
Pawar, S G
Singh, E A
Keywords: Bhilla tribe
Traditional medicine
Ethnomedicine
Maharashtra
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A01G1/04, A01G1/14, A01G5/00, A01G5/50, A01G9/14, A01G29/00, A01G39/02
Abstract: Since ancient times, plants are being used as medicines, foods, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals by large number of tribal, rural and urban people. India has more than 300 tribal communities. In Maharashtra, there are 20 major tribes. Though, there has been good research work on tribals of India including Maharashtra, some of the tribes, and tribal region of Maharashtra have not received proper attention of researchers. Bhilla tribe is one of them and they are inhabited in Dhule, Jalgaon and Nandurbar districts of Maharashtra. Therefore, survey of ethnomedicinal plants used by Bhilla tribe was undertaken. Analysis of data revealed that a total number of 127 plants species belonging to 116 genera and 59 families of flowering plants, and ferns are being used by Bhilla tribe for medicinal purposes. Out of 127 species used by them, 27 species are new reports of less known uses of medicinal plants from this region.
Page(s): 591-598
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(3) [July 2010]

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