International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

A preliminary report on ethnomedicinal study in Chandli Reserve Forest, Balangir District, Western Odisha, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1P.G Department of Botany, Rajendra College (Autonomous), Balangir-767002, Odisha, India and Department of Botany, Saraswati Degree Science College, Bhawanipatna -766002, Odisha, India
  • 2P.G Department of Botany, Rajendra College (Autonomous), Balangir-767002, Odisha, India
  • 3Department of Botany, Saraswati Degree Science College, Bhawanipatna -766002, Odisha, India and Department of Botany, Vikash Degree College, Bargarh -768028, Odisha, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 10, Issue (3), Pages 12-17, July,2 (2021)


Ethnomedicinal plants are playing an important role to cure various diseases. In this present manuscript the authors were documented the conventional practices of therapeutic medicinal plants of Chandli Reserve Forest, Balangir District, Odisha, India. The Reserve Forest was frequently visited and close interactions were made with the local practitioners to extract the data. In this present manuscript we had documented a total of 39 plant species belong to 34 genera and 25 families based on their ethno-botanical significance. Due to lake of communication and systematic transmission among young generation the conventional knowledge may be decline. Hence it is urgent to document such knowledge of elderly peoples. Several species can be further studied for their pharmacological activity and active compounds.


  1. Pareek A. and Trivedi P. C. (2011)., Ethnobotanical studies on medicinal plants of Kaladera Region of Jaipur district, Rajasthan, India., Indian J. Fund. Appl. Life Sci., 1(1), 59-63.
  2. Singh, R. (2015)., Medicinal Plants: A review., J. Plant Sci., 3(1-1), 50-55.
  3. Lemma. (1991)., A. The Potentials and challenges of Endod, the Ethiopian soapberry plant for control of Schistosomiasis., In: science in Africa: Achievements and prospects, American Association for the Advancement of sciences (AAAS), Washington, D.C, USA.
  4. Behera, S. K., Panda, A., Behera, S. K. and Misra, M. K. (2006)., Medicinal Plants used by the Kandhas of Kandhamal district of Orissa., Indian J. Tradit. Knowl., 5(4), 519-528.
  5. Huang, H. (2011)., Plant diversity and conservation in China: planning a strategic bio resource for a sustainable future., Bot. J. Linn. Soc., 166, 282300.
  6. Sheldon, J. W., Balick, Mj. and Laird, S. A. (2000)., Medicinal plants can utilization and conservation coexist., Econ. Bot., 12, 1-104.
  7. Sekhar, P. C., Vijay, K. Y., Ratna, G. J., Aniel, K. O. and Murty, P. P. (2012)., Some Ethnomedicinal Plants used for the Treatment of Piles by the Kandadara Tribe of Northern Andra Pradesh, A.P, India., Int. J. Ayu. Herb. Med., 2(5), 803-809.
  8. Panda, S. P., Sahoo, H. K., Subudhi, H. N. and Sahu, A. K. (2014)., Potential medicinal plants of Odisha used in Rheumatism and conservation., Am. J. Ethnomed., 1(4), 260-265.
  9. Sahu, A. R., Behera, N. and Mishra, S.P. (2010)., Use of Ethnomedicinal Plants by Natives of Bargarh District of Orissa, India., Ethnobotanical Leaflets, 14, 889-910.
  10. Subramanyam R, Newmaster G. S., Murugesan M., Balasubramaniam V. and Muneer M. Ul-Huda. (2008)., Consensus of the Malasars traditional aboriginal knowledge of medicinal plants in the Velliangiri holy hills, India., J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed, 27(4), 8. 1186/1746-4269-4-8.
  11. Joshi A. and Joshi K. R. (2000)., Indigenous knowledge and uses of medicinal plants by local communities of the Kali Gandaki Watershed Area, Nepal., J. Ethnophamacol, 73(12), 175-183.
  12. Leelaveni, A., Dash, S., Behera, S. K., Das, S. and Mandal, A. K. (2018)., Ethno medicinal study in Northwest Ganjam, Odisha., Int. J. Innov. Sci. Res., 7(08), 1167-1174.
  13. Behera Chinmayee (2019)., A botanical study of medicinal plants in Chandli R.F Balangir District of Odisha., M. Phil Thesis, P.G Department of Botany, Rajendra College (Autonomous), Balangir-767002.
  14. Sadangi, N. and Sahu, R. K. (2004)., Traditional veterinary herbal practice of Kalahandi district Orissa, India., J. Nat. Remedies, 4(2), 131-136. /176
  15. Saxena H. O. and Brahmam M. (1994-96)., The Flora of Orissa, Regional Research Laboratory and Forest Development Corporation of Orissa, Bhubaneswar., 1-4.
  16. Sahu, A. R., Mishra, S., Sahu, M. and Nayak, N. R. (2020)., A preliminary report on ethnomedicinal uses of different plants for oral care in Kalahandi district, Odisha., Int. J. Appl. Res., 6(6), 265-268. allresearch.2020.v6.i6e.6793
  17. Sahu A. R., Sahu M. and Raal A. (2021)., An Ethnobotanical Study on Native Plants of Bargarh of Western Odisha, India in relieving Urogenital ailments., Ethnobot. Res. Appl., 21, 29 /era.21.29.1-11.
  18. Sahu, M. and Sahu, A. R. (2017). A, Preliminary Report on the Traditional Practice for Dental and Oral Health Care in Bargarh District of Western Odisha, India., J. Med. Plants Stud., 5(5), 120-125.
  19. Sahu, A. R. and Sahu, M. (2020)., A preliminary report on the ethnobotanical plants used for dental care by the tribal of Bargarh District, Western Odisha., World J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci., 9(2), 1020-1028. wjpps20202-15463.