Ethnomedicinal plant diversity of belgahna region, Bilaspur district (Chhattisgarh)
Ravi Shankar Singh, Sushil Kumar Shahi, Leeladhar Kanwar, Deepak Kumar Soni, Ravi Kumar Yadaw
Chhattisgarh state has an enriched diversity of plants. 44% of the total geographical area of the state is covered with forest. The forest of Chhattisgarh falls under two different types of forest i.e. Tropical dry deciduous forest and Tropical moist deciduous forest. It is very necessary to proper identification and documentation of diversity for conservation and sustainable utilization of flora. Since long time there is no ethnomedicinal work on this region. Therefore present studies have been taken to explore the ethnomedicinal plant diversity of Belgahna region. Present paper deals with the ethnomedicinal plants found in Belgahna region. Plants explorations have been done from December 2014 to December 2016. Collection, identification and preservation of specimens have been done as per standard method. A total of 67 species of 65 genera belonging to 40 families of angiosperms has been collected and identified from this region. Fabaceae was found most dominant family during this study. Trees are the dominant growth forms among herbs, shrubs and climbers.