Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A (2017)
Current status of medicinal plants: A case study from the palamu tiger reserve & betla national park, Jharkhand, India
Author(s): Preeti Kumari, SK Tiwari and AK Choudhary
Abstract: Plamau Tiger Reserve (PTR) and Betla National Park (BNP) is famous for tigers. Tourist across India used to come here to see tigers and many rare animals in open air. One more potential of BNP should be explored i.e. Betla in Jharkhand could be a hot medical tourist spot. The tribal people inhabit in the forest areas of PTR of Jharkhand, collect potential and effective medicinal plants and utilized by them for meeting their primary health care. The medicinal uses of plants species have been recorded from the tribal medicine men such as Jangurus, Ojhas, Manjhis etc. during the survey and field studies among them. These tribes have traditional knowledge about use of this medicinal plant. It has been observed in the present study that the total 139 medicinal plants belong to 56 families. One rare medicinal plant of forest is harjodwa commonly known as ‘Panivel’ Cissus repanda Vahl. (Syn. C.rosea, Vitis repanda and V. rosea) belong to Family Vitaceae. These tribes use the indigenous flora for various medicinal purposes in their daily life as local people have faith and belief in these medicines. The present paper highlights some of the potential medicinal plant species that are used as traditional herbal remedies by the tribal people. Ethno-botanical information about medicinal plants is given by mentioning their botanical name, family, local name, ecology and uses.
How to cite this article:
Preeti Kumari, SK Tiwari, AK Choudhary. Current status of medicinal plants: A case study from the palamu tiger reserve & betla national park, Jharkhand, India. Int J Herb Med 2017;5(6):09-13.