International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2022)

An ethno-botanical study of medicinal plants of Alwar District, Rajasthan


Ashok Kumar Bairwa, Rajendra Prasad, Jagat Pal Singh

A floristic survey of ethnomedicinal plants occurring in the study area was conducted from January 2019 to December 2021. This survey aims to identify and document the ethnomedicinal plants used amongst the indigenes of the Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. During the survey, 75 ethnomedicinal plant species belonging to 36 families have been recorded from the study area used by tribals and rural people of Alwar district to cure various diseases, such as cough, cold, fever, diarrhea, dysentery, asthma, rheumatism, skin diseases, wounds, boils, ulcers, inflammation, gastric disorder, urinary disorders, sexual weakness, gonorrhea, leucorrhoea, anemia, etc. Out of 75 plant species, 26 are trees, 12 are shrubs, 36 are herbs and 01 is a climber. Fabaceae (13 species) was the dominant family among all families followed by Euphorbiaceae (05 species), Asteraceae, Malvaceae, Moraceae and Solanaceae (4 species each) and the most used plant part as medicine was noted being the leaves (26.83%), followed by root (15.45%), whole plant (14.63%) and fruit and bark (12.20%). In this paper, a list of ethnomedicinal plant species is given, together with their local names, plant part/s used, and therapeutic uses for effective control of various diseases.
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Ashok Kumar Bairwa, Rajendra Prasad, Jagat Pal Singh. An ethno-botanical study of medicinal plants of Alwar District, Rajasthan. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 6, 2022, Pages 1-12
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