Traditional knowledge of medicines belonging to Family Zingiberaceae from South Western Maharashtra, India.
Abhijeet R. Kasarkar, Dilipkumar K. Kulkarni
Traditional knowledge of medicines on family Zingiberaceae were collected from South Western Maharashtra regions like Kolhapur, Satara, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg Districts, during the year 2008 to 2010.The information related to plant species which are used to cure common ailments and disease by personal interviews with local people and herbalists. The 14 species of family Zingiberaceae are used for medicinal purpose. The Details of these species are described with their botanical name, family, local name, part used and ethno-medicinal uses.