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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

2014, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Ethnobotanical studies of Citrullus colocynthis (Linn.) Schrad. An important threatened medicinal herb

Mahesh Chand Meena, Rishi Kesh Meena and Vidya Patni

Ethnobotanical survey based on utilization of plants by the tribals has gained much importance in the recent past all over the world. In India, lot of work has been done, both at national and regional levels. Rajasthan, the largest state of the country is rich in floristic as well as ethnic diversity, which makes it the ideal place to work on ‘Ethnobotany’. In the present study Citrullus colocynthis is a very important medicinal plant which is used by various tribes for treatment of many diseases. Seventeen recipes are based on root, twelve on fruits, five on seeds, two on whole plant, three on leaf and in two recipes both roots and fruits are used.
Fruits of Citrullus colocynthis for sale in gunny bag at the market. B & C: Pickles of fruit of Citrullus colocynthis.
Fig.: Fruits of Citrullus colocynthis for sale in gunny bag at the market. B & C: Pickles of fruit of Citrullus colocynthis.
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How to cite this article:
Mahesh Chand Meena, Rishi Kesh Meena, Vidya Patni. Ethnobotanical studies of Citrullus colocynthis (Linn.) Schrad. An important threatened medicinal herb. J Med Plants Stud 2014;2(2):15-22.
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