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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109


Volume 2, Issue 3, 2012 pp 36-39


Research Article


Ethnomedicinal Plants Used To Cure Skin Diseases In Ambabarwa Wild Life Sanctuary Area Of Buldhana District (M.S.), India

A. N. Korpenwar

Department of Botany, Shri Shivaji Science and Arts College, Chikhli, Dist. Buldhana (MS) INDIA.

Academic Editor:  Dr. Pawar D.D.



Plants are used by tribals and folklore traditions in India in the treatment of skin diseases, like leprosy, scabies, rash, wound, psoriasis, swelling, eczema, dandruff. The traditional healers are on the decline because the younger members of the tribe have started moving towards the towns and cities and are not willing to practice this form of medicine. There is danger that the knowledge of these medicinal plants will also die with them. Some of useful species are under serious threat due to unsustainable activities. Hence, a proper documentation of useful plants with their present status and local traditional knowledge as well as practices is urgently needed.

The paper enumerates the traditional uses of 55 plant species belonging to 52 genera representing 39 families, which are used by the tribal communities of Amba-barwa wild life sanctuary area of Buldhana district for the treatment skin diseases.