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Abstract
Journal of Applied and Natural Science 7 (1): 434–442 (2015)
Assessment of knowledge of medicinal plants and their use in tribal region of Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh, India
V. K. Painkra1, M. K. Jhariya2 and A. Raj1
1College of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur-492012 (C.G.), INDIA
2Department of Farm Forestry, Sarguja University, Ambikapur-497001 (C.G.), INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: manu9589@gmail.com
Abstract : The present study was conducted to assess the knowledge of medicinal plants and their use in tribal region of Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh. Under the socio-economic profile, farmers of middle age (36-55 yrs) people showed the maximum percentage (78%) distribution and frequency, 50 per cent of respondents belonged to primary to middle school level of education and 63 per cent of respondents were having medium size of family (5 to 8 members). A total number of 50 medicinal plant species belonging to 29 families were recorded, in which Euphorbiaceae registered as the largest family with 4 plant species (8%). Shrub showed their maximum presence (34%) followed by tree (32%), herb (20%) and climber (14%). As per knowledge of respondents about medicinal plants Haldi and Bhui-neem is mostly use as medicinal purpose as 5.2% (n=40) followed by Harra, Munga, Karanj and Hadjod (3.9% each). This information through respondent (tribals) showed very diverse nature of medicinal flora, their usage in healing purpose with socioeconomic/ living standard upliftment. Therefore, it is needful aspect of conserving these biological resources for sustainable ecosystem.

Keywords :Biological resource, Ecosystem flora, Medicinal plants
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