Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Ethnomedicinal edible wild plants of Pendra road, forest region of Chhattisgarh
Author(s): Megha Sharma, Dr. Raghunandan Prasad Sharma, Dr. Amit Sharma
Abstract: Pendra Road forest region is lies between 22*44’55’’ North latitudes and 81*54’43’’ east longitudes. The main forest is SAL, Saza, Khamhar, Haldi, Sagoun, Shisham, Neelgiri, Harra, Bahera, Char, Tendu, Palash. Mostly people of this area is inhibited tribes and villages. Gond, Kanwar, Binjhwar, Bheel, Bhunjia, Bhaina, Korwa etc are inhibited tribe in this region. They are closely attached to plant for their food and medicinal requirement. Mostly tribe used many edible wild plants for ethnomedicinal purpose to cure different disease such as asthma, fever, bronchitis, skin disease etc. during extensive field survey indicate more than 49 edible wild plants are useful to cure different disease. The paper deal various wild edible plants used by local inhibitends for cure their disease. The knowledge are collected by local medicine men called vaidya are Baigas. This type of study is helpful to promote the ethnomedicinal knowledge of edible plants.