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Research Article Open Access
An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among the tribes to identify folk medicines used for the treatment of various ailments in Chimur tahsil of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra. During the year 2013-2014, visited to tribal settlements, and interviewed to medicine men, Mukhia, Vaidus and some experienced persons. Information on plant species used by these tribal for treatment of various diseases was collected. The study was focused on identifying the medicinal plants, plant parts used and disease treated. Total 49 plant species have been recorded during the survey which belongs to 49 genera and 30 families used as a medicine in the health care treatment. It is also recorded that the tribes of forest region of Chimur tahsil were consuming various plant parts mostly the leaves (25%) and roots (24%) curing various diseases.
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Author(s): S K Bodele and N H Shahare
Ethnobotanical, Wild plants, Medicinal value, Maharashtra, Plant Biotechnology