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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)

Abstract

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.

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