A review on some ethnobotanical important trees of district Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Maheep Kumar
Sonbhadra, The Energy Capital of India is the second largest district of Uttar Pradesh. It had been the centre of activities of pre-historic man which is evident from the rock paintings (pre-historic cave art) in the Valley of Son and Belan Rivers. Sonbhadra has a relatively subtropical climate with high variation between summer and winter temperatures which gives moist deciduous forests and dry deciduous forest. About 36-40 percent of its geographical area is covered with dry mixed deciduous type of forest, which has several valuable tree species and medicinal plants. Several tree species are generally found scattered under traditional agro forestry system. These forest and tree become boon for the rural and tribal people of the area for common illness. Here we are presenting ten important medicinal plants and their utilization such as Acacia catechu, Aegle marmelos, Albizia lebbeck, Anthocephalus cadamba, Bauhinia purpurea, Boswellia serrate etc. These tree are uses by tribal people for various illness from skin disease to lever problem. So there are several variety of plants belonging to different families are used by tribal and rural peoples. The knowledge of medicinal value can strengthen our links to the natural world. The knowledge (Ethanobotany) help in learning of diverse plants and as well as understanding and interpreting the medicinal properties of plants.