Ethnobotanical Studies of Some Useful Herbs, Shrubs and Trees of Shirala tahsil of Sangli District, M.S., India
|Shubhangi R.Kamble1, Rekha R.Deokar1, Satish R.Mane2 and Sarjerao R. Patil3
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The present study was carried out to assess and document ethno botanical knowledge of herbs,shrubs and trees from Shirala tahasil; as this area has diverse flora and high ethno botanical potential. It was found that different plant species are used for medicinal, timber, fuel wood, fodder, ornamental, agricultural tools, Thatching, fencing, naming (folk lore) and fruit yielding purposes. Many plant species show multiple medicinal uses like various plant parts are used for making herbal products and natural medicines. Such as leaves of Neem are used as an old and popular remedy for variety of disorders. Emblica officinalis is useful in diseases, burning sensation, hair fall etc. Acacia nilotica, Terminalia arjuna, T. bellarica, are used by local peoples for various purposes.