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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2013, Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part A
Status of the medicinal plants in Tharawada-GandherrnReserve Forest of Kachchh, Gujarat and the ethnomedicinalrnpractices of local community

Rohit Patel, A. K. Roy Mahato, V. Vijay Kumar and R. V. Asari

Since few decades, the awareness on the utilization of traditional medicinal system to cure various diseases/disorderrngained significant importance in human being. The revival of traditional knowledge on medicinal plants is importantrnfor medicinal practices in rural areas. In the mean time, the population of medicinal plant species are also depletingrnin rapid pace. Therefore, an attempt was made to understand the status of medicinal plants, their uses and thernassociated traditional knowledge of villagers in TGRF area. A total of 28 medicinal plant species recorded in thernarea. Some important medicinal plants like Enicostema axillare, Cynadon dactylon, Commiphora wightii, Capparisrndecidua etc. are also recorded from the area which is traditionally used by local people from a long time. It was alsornfound that, 26 types of health problem cured by the recorded 28 species of medicinal plants by traditional medicinalrnpractices. Among the recorded medicinal plants most of them are herbaceous in nature. The study concluded thatrnTGRF is one of the important areas for medicinal plants and local people have rich knowledge on traditionalrnmedicinal practices which need to be conserving for future.
No. of species of wild plants used for traditional system of health care by local community of TGRF, Kachchh, Gujarat
Fig.: No. of species of wild plants used for traditional system of health care by local community of TGRF, Kachchh, Gujarat
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How to cite this article:
Rohit Patel, A. K. Roy Mahato, V. Vijay Kumar and R. V. Asari. Status of the medicinal plants in Tharawada-GandherrnReserve Forest of Kachchh, Gujarat and the ethnomedicinalrnpractices of local community. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2013; 1(4): 01-10.
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