Ethnomedicinal plants of Pench National Park, Seoni (M.P.) India
Arun Kumar Meshram and Awadh Raj Singh
In the study, 48 medicinal plant species belonging to 39 genera and 30 families have been recorded. Out of these, the most important species found were Boerhavia diffusa, Dillenia pentagyna, Holarrhena antidysenterica, Justicia adhatoda, Oroxylum indicum, Rauvolfia serpentina, Terminalia arjuna, Terminalia belerica and Terminalia chebula. The natural distribution of these medicinal plant species in 3 different ranges of Pench National Park were marked with the help of GPS. The study revealed that the documented medicinal plants have potential curative properties with immense market value. Moreover, the plants can be grown commercially by the villagers of the fringes area of Pench National Park through improved agro-technique for the betterment of livelihood.