FRUIT AND SEED DRUGS USED AS ETHNOMEDICINES IN NORTH - EASTERN PART OF SABARKANTHA DISTRICT OF NORTH GUJARAT

  • S. K. PATEL, V. B. PANDEY AND P. R. DESAI DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, GOVERNMENT SCIENCE COLLEGE, GANDHINAGAR-382 016, GUJARAT, INDIA. Corresponding author’s e-mail: sk_8oo3@yahoo.com

Abstract

The ethnomedicinal plant survey was carried out during 2011-2013 in Sabarkantha district (Gujarat- India) to document the folk medicinal plants used by tribes residing in villages of Vijaynagar and Bhiloda taluka. A total of 19 wild plant species were collected and information on their ethnomedicinal values which are traditionally used as medicines by local people have been documented. The source of information with traditional practices and process to make a medicine is based on interviews with local Vaidyas, Bhagats and local tribal people of the area. In addition, we had also confirmed all the collected indigenous information with available published and un-published literature from above areas.

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Published
2014-08-01
How to Cite
P. R. DESAI, S. K. PATEL, V. B. PANDEY AND. FRUIT AND SEED DRUGS USED AS ETHNOMEDICINES IN NORTH - EASTERN PART OF SABARKANTHA DISTRICT OF NORTH GUJARAT. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 54, aug. 2014. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/135>. Date accessed: 21 july 2017.

Keywords

Ethnomedicinal plants, Sabarkantha district, Gujarat, India.