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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

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part A
Intensity and depth of traditional knowledge of two medicinally important plants- Thevetia peruviana and Calotropis procera presently conserved in rural areas of Haryana

Jasmine Kaur, Savita Rani, Gajendra Singh, Neelu Sood

Medicinal plants are being explored and screened constantly for their efficacious therapeutic use. Present survey was aimed to identify the target community in our society which is consistent carrier of traditional knowledge. Field survey was undertaken to study diffusion pattern of traditional knowledge. On the basis of allocated scores, PCTK (Persons Carrying Traditional Knowledge) strength was evaluated. An alarming decline in ethnomedicinal knowledge in respect of the number of uses and PCTK % score was observed. Calotropis procera plant showed higher PCTK score strength as compared to Thevetia peruviana in all the three districts i.e. Rohtak, Jind and Karnal of Haryana, India. Of the total population surveyed in the three select districts, maximum conservation and diffusion of traditional knowledge was found in Karnal district in case of Calotropis procera and Jind District in Thevetia peruviana. Male and female knowledge carriers and users showed varied and webbed pattern of traditional knowledge transmission in all the three districts. To compile the scattered and undocumented traditional knowledge, authors propose to set up an IPCTKW (Integrated Persons Carrying Traditional Knowledge) system with the help of which various plant protection and utilization strategies can be planned.
PCTK strength of Calotropis procera
Fig.: PCTK strength of Calotropis procera
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How to cite this article:
Jasmine Kaur, Savita Rani, Gajendra Singh, Neelu Sood. Intensity and depth of traditional knowledge of two medicinally important plants- Thevetia peruviana and Calotropis procera presently conserved in rural areas of Haryana. J Med Plants Stud 2015;3(6):24-32.
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