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Traditional plant based Therapy among Rural communities of some villages of Pilibhit district of Rohilkhand Division, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Institute of Basic Science, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, 284128 UP India
  • 2Department of Botany, Institute of Basic Science, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, 284128 UP India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (5), Pages 1-13, May,10 (2016)

Abstract

The traditional Knowledge regarding utilization of ethnomedicinal plants for treating various diseases and ailments was collected by direct interviewing elderly learned and experienced knowledgeable resource persons who have traditional Knowledge about these ethnomedicinal plants in some villages of Pilibhit district of Rohilkhand Division. A total of 50 plant species in 50 genera and 31 families were used traditionally with various plant parts and their combination for the treatment of various ailments and diseases in the studied area. The highest number of ethnomedicinal plants was recorded in Apocynaceae and Fabaceae, each of which found to have 04 plant species. Among all the plant habit, tree (21 plant species) was found to be the most used plant habit. Methods of preparation fall into eight categories viz. Ash, Decoction, Extract, Juice, Oil, Paste, Powder, and some time various fresh plant parts were also used directly.. The flora of Pilibhit district of Rohilkhand Division has immense pharmaceutical and commercial potential.

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