3. FLORA OF CHHINDWARA DISTRICT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ETHNOBOTANY by UMESH KUMAR DHURWE1 AND RAJESH KUMAR DIWAN2
This paper deals with the various wild and cultivated plants play a key role among tribal cultures in primary health care and this relationship has been continuing from one generation to another since last several centuries. The herbal healers of these region use plant/plant parts of their suitable preparation for treating various ailment. Information collected from traditional tribal healers, medicine men etc has revealed that plant/plant parts of 36 species from Chhindwara district of forest origin are utilized as, powder, juice, decoction and paste for the treatment of various diseases of local people of the area. Medicinal plants are often, the only accessible health care alternative for most of the population and traditional medicines are integral part of tribal health care.