Ethno-medicinal plants used for the treatment of dermatological disorders by tribal of Sagar district, Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Preeti Verma
The present paper deals with the study of various ethnomedicinal plants used by tribal peoples of the Sagar district for the treatment of dermatological disorders. An ethnomedicinal survey was carried out to identify the wild plant used by tribes of Sagar district region of central India for the treatment of dermatological disorders. During field visits to tribal settlements, medicinal men Bharia, Bhillai, Damar, Gond etc, were contacted and interviewed and information on 25 plant species used by these tribes for the treatment of dermatological disorders was collected. The modes of administration preparation as suggested by tribes are given. The survey revealed that the plant part of Acacia catechu, Carica papaya, Alocasia indica, Jatropha curcas, Lantana camara, Cassia fistula, Cassia alata, Datura matel, etc. are used for skin diseases such as; Itching, Psoriasis, Leprosy, Boils, Eczema, Ringworm, Scabies, Wound etc.