CERTAIN ETHNO-MEDICINAL PLANTS USED TO TREAT GYNAECOLOGICAL DISORDERS BY TRIBAL PEOPLE OF JHALODTALUKA OF DAHOD DISTRICT, GUJARAT, INDIA

  • *R. N. MARU AND R. S. PATEL *R. N. MARU AND R. S. PATEL * RESEARCH SCHOLAR , J. J .T .UNIVERSITY, RAJASTHAN. DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, KKSJ MANINAGAR SCIENCE COLLEGE, AHMEDABAD, (GUJARAT), INDIA. Corresponding author’s e-mail: rnmaru1268@gmail.com

Abstract

ABSTRACT:
This  paper  describes  the  significant  role  of  indigenous  women  who  are
utilizing  the  angiospermic  plants  for  treatment  of  various  gynaecological
disorders and conserving their natural habitat in Jhalod area. The present study
revealed that 23 species of angiospermic plants belonging to 17 families and
13 genera are traditionally used  for gynaecological problems by tribal women
of  machhaar,  sangoda,  baria,  ninama,  vasaiya,vasava,  parmar,  and  chauhan
communities in Jhalod Dahod district. Dahod is one of the tribal district of the
Gujarat state. It is situated in the north-east fringe of the Gujarat state, adjoins
with Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh state. Total forest area of Jhalod taluka is
788.39 sq. Km. Area. Jhalod taluka is located between 23˚.6˚.07΄ N and 74˚.9΄
to 74.46˚ E in the district Dahod, Gujarat state. Average rain fall of the taluka
is  716.7  mm.  Total  populations  is  360553  in  the  Jhalod  taluka,  from  them
319443  is  Tribal  population.  Total  tribal  population  of  the Jhalod  Taluka  is
91.80  %.    During  this  study  a  number  of  group  discussions  were  also
conducted  during  the  period  of  investigation.  The  collection  of  data  for  the
purpose  of  documenting  the  information  prevailing  amongst  tribes  and  the
rural tribal communities. In the following enumeration, plant botanical names;
have been arranged alphabetically in disease wise vernacular names, family,
the locality of occurrence, their habit and habitats.

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How to Cite
R. S. PATEL, *R. N. MARU AND. CERTAIN ETHNO-MEDICINAL PLANTS USED TO TREAT GYNAECOLOGICAL DISORDERS BY TRIBAL PEOPLE OF JHALODTALUKA OF DAHOD DISTRICT, GUJARAT, INDIA. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 58, nov. 2014. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/187>. Date accessed: 21 aug. 2017.

Keywords

Ethnomedicinal, Gynaecological disorders, Jhalod taluka, Tradional uses, Tribals.