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Volume & Issue : Volume 4 Issue 5
Rafik U. Shaikh, D. D. Dukare, Kavita. P. Sarwade1, Prakash. P. Sarwade2.
1.Department of Botany, Shankarrao Patil Mahavidyalaya, Pardi road Bhoom, Dist. Osmanabad. 413 504. (M.S) India.
2. Department of Botany, S.G.R.G. Shinde Mahavidyalaya, Paranda, Dist. Osmanabad. 413 503. (M.S) India. E-mail: ppsarwade @gmail.com
Medicinal plants are the basis of traditional medication system of India and other part of the world. The present investigational survey was carried out to report traditional uses of medicinal plants for the treatment of various ailments in different remote villages of Nanded district (Maharashtra). In this survey 74 different plant species of 70 genera belonging to 41 families are reported which are used by these people traditionally in their routine life. Among these species Adhatoda zeylanica, Allium cepa, Allium sativum, Phyllanthus emblica, Ricinus communis, Mentha spicata, Momordica carantia, Ocimum sanctum, Azadirachta indica, Moringa oleifera, Eucalyptus globules, Piper betle, Punica granatum, Citrus aurantifolia, Withania somnifera, Curcuma longa, and Zingiber officinale are commonly cultivated and used as medicine. In addition there are some medicinal plants which are wild and found in the forest region. Thus the present investigation provides an idea for the discovery and development of new drugs.
Ethanobotany, Medicinal plants, Traditional knowledge, Nanded.
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