Ethno-medicinal Plant Resources of Jabalpur District, Madhya Pradesh

Karuna S Verma, Zareen Baksh


Common plants used by the indigenous people of Jabalpur district formedicinal purposes were catalogued based on collections during field tripsand visits to traditional medicine practitioners in these parts, andquestionnaires administered to resident knowledgeable respondents.These plants were briefly described and their local names provided wherepossible while the medicinal uses and parts used were listed. Faced withrapid depletion and the current focus on cheaper alternatives to syntheticdrugs, the need to document these plant resources and explore short andlong term strategies of conserving them were highlighted.

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