Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Study of some ethno medicinal plants used by tribals of Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh, India
Author(s): Dr. Nidhi Upadhyay. Dr. Bramhanand Shukla
Abstract: Shahdol is one of the tribal district of Madhya Pradesh and plants are being used as medicine and pharmaceuticals by large numbers of tribal, rural and urban people. Several tribal communities like Gond, Baiga and Kol inhibit in the area. An Ethno botanical surveys had been carried out in the Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh from 2015-2016. The investigation deals about 34 plant species which are used by tribals of this area. A record of 34 medicinal plant species which is belong to 28 Family and 34 Genera used by tribals to cure various ailments among human beings are given. Ethno medicinal information was gathering through interview to Ojha and medicnman for curing of diseases. The present paper deals with the ethno botanical study of Shahdol region for the preparation of an inventory. Details of medicinal plants are described alphabetically, Botanical names followed by family, local names, plants part used, and the ethno medicinal uses have been provided.