Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part B (2016)
Traditional medicine knowledge and diversity of medicinal plants in Sharavathi valley region of central western ghats
Author(s): Savinaya MS, Sangamesh S Patil, Narayana J and Krishna V
Sharavathi valley is one of the core forest zones of the Central Western Ghats. It is well known for medicinal plant species richness and harbours rare and endemic plant species. The study on medicinal plants distribution and ethno botanical values in Sharavathi valley was carried out for a period of six months (September to April 2016). Traditional practitioners resided in the study area are exclusively depends on herbal medicines and they are more knowledgeable to heal serious ailment in the light of their practical experiences that they have gained from their ancestors.
In the present study diversity of the medicinal plants was recorded based on taxonomical characters. Further traditional practitioners knowledge about medicinal values was documented by interacting with local traditional practitioners. Plant specimen’s herbaria was prepared and maintained for documentation. The results revealed that the local traditional practitioners are mainly using Rubiaceae members for various herbal preparations.
How to cite this article:
Savinaya MS, Sangamesh S Patil, Narayana J, Krishna V. Traditional medicine knowledge and diversity of medicinal plants in Sharavathi valley region of central western ghats. Int J Herb Med 2016;4(6):124-130.