Used by the Tribal�s 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)
Academic Editor: Dr.
Aher K. R.
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.
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.