Survey was conducted in randomly selected 23 villages of the Baria forest division. A systematic questionnaire was prepared and based on it question were asked to the tribals. From the survey, 94 species were identified which are being used as folk medicine by the tribal people of Baria division.
India is a veritable emporium of herbs. The inhabitants of India knew of the medicinal use of plants from time immemorial. Under the impact of state-sponsored economic development programmes and processes of modernization, the traditional cultures of tribal communities have begun to change. Deforestation and the replacement of natural forests by commercial teak-sal plantations have in many areas reduced the availability of forest produce including vegetables, fruits and meat.
This study was conducted in the tribal district Nandurbar in northern Maharashtra. The data was collected from 60 men and women of four villages through conventions, discussions and interviews. The respondents were from Pawara and Bhil tribes, who still believe in superstitions and local medicines only.
There is evidence that human beings are familiar with use of animals for food, cloth, medicine, etc. since ancient times. Enormous work has been done on ethnobotany and traditional medicine. Like plants, animal and their products are also possessing medicinal properties that can be exploited for the benefit of human beings.
This paper attempts to assess the status of Traditional Knowledge Systems (TKS) as a tool of conservation in the Arakalgud administrative unit of Karnataka. The Study is based on the field investigation and interaction with the followers of
The present paper reports the ethno-medicinal uses of 10 plant species belonging to 7 families being practised by the tribes and rural people of Pulwama District, Srinagar (J & K) for the treatment of hair ailments and 13 plant species belonging to 11 families for the treatment of boils.
The Tagin tribe is an indigenous group of people living at upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. A study on practice of Traditional Medicine (TM) was carried out among these people. The result documented 10 medicinal plants used by the Traditional Medicinal Practitioner (TMS) of Tagin tribe for use in traditional medicine.
The traditional healers of Pachamalai hills were studied for the use of medicinal plants. We report 12 species of medicinal plants used for common ailments such as asthma, cough, cold, fever, stomach problems, snake bites, skin disease etc.
Mayurbhanj, a hilly district, is rich in ethno medicinal plants. In the present paper 58 plant species belonging to 34 families used in folk medicine have been documented. Due to poor condition of modern healthcare facilities and poverty, indigenous people of the district fully or partially depend on local medicinal plants.