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

 

Volume 3, Issue 2, 2012 pp 49-53

 

Research Article

 

Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by the Tribal´┐Żs in Cure of Wounds in Buldhana District (MS) INDIA

A. N. Korpenwar

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

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.

 

Abstract

Buldhana District of Maharashtra state (India) has a rich biodiversity of medicinal plant species.  An ethnobotanical survey was carried out in Buldana district, Maharashtra during July, 2008 to March, 2010 for documentation of wound healing knowledge acquired by the tribal communities. The tribal communities possess rich knowledge about medicinal plants and its uses as they are far away from modern facilities.  Therefore, we have done an exhaustive ethnobotanical survey in this area.  A list of 72 wound healing plants species are recorded, which are in practice by traditional healers of tribal communities.

The traditional healers in this area use the wild as well as cultivated plants in the treatment of wounds. Documenting the indigenous knowledge through ethnobotanical studies is important for the conservation and utilization of biological resources and for the wale fare of human being. The plants were identified with relevant information and are documented alphabetically with their botanical name, family, local name, parts used, mode of preparation and uses.