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)
Academic Editor: Dr.
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.