ETHNOMEDICINAL EXPLORATIONS FOR CERTAIN CONVOLVULACEAE MEMBERS OF ANJAR TALUKA

  • KALPESH D. SORATHIA KALPESH D. SORATHIA TOLANI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, ADIPUR (KACHCHH) GUJARAT. Corresponding author’s e-mail: kalpeshsorathia@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Use of wild and locally available plant resources in India is an old practice. In this paper, an attempt has been made to present the ethnobotany of convolvulaceae, collected from different parts of Anjar. Literature on ethnobotany and ethnomedicinal plants in the Anajr-Kachchh area is very scanty. Few taxonomic listings were carried out in the area fail to incorporate indigenous knowledge and utilization of the plants. Convolvulaceae is one of the most widely used families for ethnomedicinal uses in the region of Kachchh.  The studies indicate that the indigenous people possess remarkably detailed knowledge of uses of various plants and have also developed different methods for collecting, processing, using and conserving these valuable plants and their products. Attempts were also made to provide the most acceptable scientific, common and local, names for the various species. This information was further intended to contribute in the documentation and provision of accurate record of indigenous knowledge, use and conservation of these plants. Their subsequent integration in the efforts towards the development and conservation of natural products and indigenous health care management process. However at present these useful species are under threat due to habitat destruction and fast industrial development, indicating an urgent need for conservation of species as well as their habitats.

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Published
2014-04-01
How to Cite
SORATHIA, KALPESH D.. ETHNOMEDICINAL EXPLORATIONS FOR CERTAIN CONVOLVULACEAE MEMBERS OF ANJAR TALUKA. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 50, apr. 2014. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/71>. Date accessed: 17 oct. 2017.
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