Welcome to International Network for Natural Sciences | INNSpub

Paper Details

Research Paper | March 1, 2014

VIEWS 1
| Download 1

Exploration of ethno-botanical uses of major plants species by the local tribal communities of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, India

K. Manish Verma, Amit Pal

Key Words:


J. Bio. Env. Sci.4(3), 101-120, March 2014

Certification:

JBES 2014 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

An investigation of ethnomedicinal plants in three districts of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, India have been conducted during 2007 to 2012. The indigenous knowledge of local tribes mainly dominated by Kol, Gond and Sahariyas and information regarding native plants used by them have been collected through questionnaire and personal interviews during the field survey. The study revealed that a total number of 78 plants species belonging to 49 families were recorded in the present investigation which are using by ethnic groups of three districts namely Mahoba, Chitrakut and Lalitpur of Uttar Pradesh.Fabaceae has the highest number of species (12 species) followed by Combretaceae (5), Rhamnaceae (4), Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Moraceae, Solanaceae, Verbanaceae, Annonaceae, Ceaselpianaceae, Convulvulaceae, Ephorbiaceae, Meniapermaceae, Mrytaceae and Sterculaceae (3 species each) and rest of the families contain one species each. Use of the plant parts ranged from stem leaves (39), barks (30), roots (26), fruits (24), Seeds (21), stem (8), Gum (7), whole plant (7), flower (6) and tuber (2). With regard to the frequency of plant parts used in preparations, leaves and bark was most often used followed by roots, fruits, seeds, stem, gum, whole plant, flower and tuber etc. Rural people and tribal living in forest areas of Bundelkhand region still depend to a great extent on the indigenous systems of medicine cultivation. There is an urgent need to more study, document and preserve the precious knowledge of ethnomedicinal practices.

VIEWS 1

Copyright © 2014
By Authors and International Network for
Natural Sciences (INNSPUB)
http://innspub.net
This article is published under the terms of the Creative
Commons Attribution Liscense 4.0

Exploration of ethno-botanical uses of major plants species by the local tribal communities of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, India

Ahmed E, Arshad M, Saboor A, Qureshi R, Mustafa G, Sadiq S, Chaudhari SK. 2013. Ethnobotanical appraisal and medicinal use of plants in Patriata, New Murree, evidence from Pakistan.Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9-13.

Alagesaboopathi C.2013.Ethnomedicinal plants used for the yreatment of snake bites by Malayalitribal’s and rural people in salem districts, Tamilnadu, India. Int. J. Biosci. 3(2), 42-53.

BalickMJ. 1996. Transforming ethnobotany for the new millennium. Ann. Mo Bot Gard 83, 58–66.

Bhalla S, Patel JR, Bhalla NP. 1992.Ethnomedicinal herbal legumes of Bundelkhand region, Madhya Pradesh.Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (10),105-109.

Bhalla S, Patel JR, Bhalla NP. 1992.Ethnomedicinal studies on genus Indigofera from Bundelkhand region, Madhya Pradesh. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (10),331-332.

Champion HG, Seth SK. 1968.A revised survey of the Forest Type of India.Manager of Publications Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Chaudhuri HN, Trivedi GN. 1976.On the occurrence of the some medicinal plants in 24 Parganas, West Bengal. Bull. Botanical Survey of India 18(1-2), 161-165.

Dixit RS, Pandey HC.1984. Plants used in folk medicine in Jhansi and Lalitpur section of Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, India. International journal of Crude Drug Resources 22(1), 47-51.

Dwivedi A. 2012. Reaching Out to the Tribals of Bundelkhand. (http://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2012/05/ reaching-out-to-the-tribals-of-bundelkhand).

Ghimire SK, McKey D, Ameeruddy-Thomas Y. 2006.Himalayan medicinal plant diversity in an ecologically complex high altitude anthropogenic landscape, Dolpo Nepal. Environ Conserv33, 128– 140.

Houessou LG, Lougbegnon TO, Gbesso FGH, Anagonou LES, Sinsin B. 2012.Ethno-botanical study of the African star apple (Chrysophyllumalbidum G. Don) in the Southern Benin (West Africa). Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 8, 40.

Jain AK, Vairale MG, Singh R. 2010. Folklore claims on some medicinal plants used by Bheel tribe of Guna district Madhya Pradesh. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 9(1), 105-107.

Jain JB, Kumane SC, Bhattacharya S. 2006. Medicinal flora of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh – A Review.Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge5(2), 237-242.

Jain SK. 1963. Studies in Indian ethnobotany: Less known uses of fifty common plants from tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh. Bull. Botanical Survey of India 5(3-4), 223–226.

Jain SK. 1965.Medicinal plant lore of the tribal of Bastar.Economic Botany 19(3), 236–250.

Jain  SK.  1987.Glimpses of Indian Ethnobotany. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi.

Jain SK. 1991. Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany, Deep Publications, New Delhi.

Jain SK. 1996.Ethnobiology in Human Welfare.Deep Publication. New Delhi.

Jain SK. 2010.Ethnobotany in India: some thoughts on future work. Ethnobotany 22, 01-04.

Jain SK, Rao RR. 1976. A Handbook of Herbarium methods. Today and Tomorrow Publication, New Dehli.

Jain SK, Sikarwar RL. 1997. Prospective under Utilized Bioresources -Clues from indigenous knowledge in Latin America. J. Indian Botanical Society 76, 253-260.

Jain SK, Tarafder CR. 1963. Native plant remedies for snakebite among the Adivasis of central India. Indian Med. Jour. 57(12), 307–309.

Joshi AR, Edington JM. 1988. The use of medicinal plants of two village communities in the central development region of Nepal. Economic Botany44(1), 71-83.

Kaur R, Joshi SP. 2010.Ethnobotany of wild plants of govind wildlife sanctuary and national park, Uttarakhand.Indian Forester August, 2010, 1104-1118.

Kumar A, Pandey R. 1998.Tribals and the utility of the medicinal plants in their day to day lives in SanthalPargana, Bihar.Ecol. Environ. Cons.4(1-2), 65.

Kumar R, Suman NR, Dash SS. 2004. Traditional uses of plants by tribals of Amarakantak region, Madhya Pradesh.Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 3(4), 383-390.

Kumar V, Sachan P, Nigam G, Singh PK. 2010.Some ethnomedicinal plant of Chitrakoot district (U.P.).BIOZON International Journal of Life Science 2(1- 2), 270 – 283.

Manjunatha G, Suryanarayana V, Dasar GV, Patil SK, Hegde N. 2009. Important indigenous tree species of medicinal importance and their utilization in Uttara Kannada district (Karnataka). My Forest 45(4), 475-484.

Meena KL, Yadav BL. 2010. Some ethnomedicinal plants of Southern Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 9(1), 169-172.

Mishra S, Sharma S, Vasudevan P, Bhatt RK, Pandey S, Singh M, Meena BS, Pandey SN. 2010. Livestock feeding and traditional healthcare practices in Bundelkhand region of Central India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 9(2), 333-337.

Murthy EN. 2012. Ethno medicinal plants used by gonds of Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Int. J. of Pharm. & Life Sci. 3(10), 2034-2043.

Namsa ND, Mandal M, Tangjang S, Mandal SC. 2011.Ethnobotany of the Monpa ethnic group at Arunachal Pradesh, India.Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 7, 31.

Nigam G, Kumar V. 2005. Some Ethno–Medicinal Plants of Jhansi District.Flora and Fauna 11(1), 91-93.

Nigam G, Sharma NK. 2010. Ethnoveterinary plants of Jhansi district, Uttar Pradesh. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 9(4), 664-667.

Nolan J, Pieroni A. 2013. Recollections, reflections, and revelations: ethnobiologists and their “First Time” in the field. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9 – 12.

Ong HC, Norliah A, Sorayya M. 2012.Traditional knowledge and usage of edible plants among the Temuan villagers in KampungTering, KaulaPilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 11(1), 161-165.

Prasad R, Pandey RK. 1987. Survey of medicinal wealth of central India. Journal of Tropical Forestry 3, 287–297.

Prescotta TAK, Kiapranisb R, Maciverc SK. 2012.Comparative ethnobotany and in-the-field antibacterial testing of medicinal plants used by the Bulu and inland Kaulong of Papua New Guinea.Journal of Ethnopharmacology 139, 497– 503.

Qureshi RA, Gilani SA, Ghufran MA. 2007.Ethnobotanical studies of plants of Mianwali district Punjab, Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot. 39(7), 2285-2290.

Ram J, Kumar A, Bhatt J. 2004.Plant diversity in six forest types of Uttaranchal, Central Himalaya, India. Current Science 86(7), 975-978.

Sikarwar RLS, Pathak B, Jaiswal A. 2008.Some unique ethnomedicinal perceptions of tribal communities of Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh.Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 7(4), 613-617.

Singh AG, Kumar A, Tewari DD. 2012. An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in Terai forest of western Nepal. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 8-19.

Srivastava PK, Khanna KK, Mudgal V. 1992. New traditional herbal remedies from the rural folk-lore of Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh.Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany Addl. Ser. 10, 399-404.

Tripathi M, Sikarwar RLS. 2013. Some traditional herbal formulation of Chitrakoot region, Madhya Pradesh, India. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 12(2), 315-320.

Uprety Y, Asselin H, Dhakal A, Julien N. 2012. Traditional use of medicinal plants in the boreal forest of Canada: review and perspectives. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 8(1), 7. http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/7

Zank S, Hanazaki N. 2012.Exploring the Links between Ethnobotany, Local Therapeutic Practices, and Protected Areas in Santa Catarina Coastline, Brazil. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012. Article ID 563570, 15 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/563570.

SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT

Style Switcher

Select Layout
Chose Color
Chose Pattren
Chose Background