Medicinal trees diversity in tribal village Kewali-Kataud, tehsil Kharsia, district Raigarh (C.G.) in central India
AK Patel and DK Patel
The study area is rich in Plant diversity and significantly utilizing by the peoples/tribes nearby the forest area/villages. In present ethnobotanical study several visits were made in the study area with interaction with local peoples/tribes. There are 42 tree species were recorded which are utilized as Medicinal purpose for primary health care by the local peoples/tribes and are listed in Table -1. Recorded Tree species of Medicinal plants belonging to 19 different families arranged in Table-2. Recorded Trees are efficiently capable to regenerate using their seeds. These Trees also registered to show variation in their utility to treat different disorders among the local peoples/tribes.
Day by day due to overexploitation and by other several reasons like introduction of new species, Urbanization, Industrializations etc plants are facing problem for their existence in their natural habitat. In this scenario conservation become an urgent need for its protection as well as for proper multiplication in certain ecological areas. Due to rich potential of the recorded Tree species of Medicinal plants Local peoples/tribes were suggested to multiply their population and take significant participation in the process of further Conservation of the valuable Medicinal plants including Tree species.