Tribal’s dwelling forest fringe villages use wild medicinal plants to cure various ailments, but due to been fading of this traditional knowledge the documentation of this treasurable information is call of today. With this aims, the present study were undertaken to document wild medicinal plants found in forest fringe villages and utilized by tribals of Kaziranga National Park (Assam) for their health care management. Field trips were conducted over a period of two years, utilizing the “transect walk” method of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) and data were analyzed through Use-value valuation technique. This study documented 61 medicinal plants which were used to treat 32 human ailments. The most useful medicinal plants, ranked according to use value were: Rauwolfia serpentina, Ocimum sanctum,Vetiveria zizanioides, Dioscorea alata, Oroxylum indicum, Randia spinosa, Triumfetta rhomboidea and Gnetum montanam. Among the tribes, Mishing tribal people are using maximum number of wild medicinal plant and collected them mainly form wild.
Manish Kumar Singh, Dinesh Meena, Rajarishi Bhattacharyya, Mahima Arya, Kumar Avinash Bharati. Exploration of wild medicinal plants for better livelihood options for the tribal population of forest fringe villages. J Med Plants Stud 2018;6(1):156-166.