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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

ETHNOMEDICINAL USES OF SOME AQUATIC PLANTS IN BARGARH DISTRICT OF WESTERN ODISHA (INDIA)

S. K. Sen* and L. M. Behera

ABSTRACT

The study reveals the diversity of aquatic medicinal plants used by various tribes of Bargarh district. The potential of ethnomedicinal research and need for documentation of traditional knowledge pertaining to the utilization of medicinal plants for the greater benefit of mankind is carried out. The traditional healers, tribal priests (Deheri, Deshari, Jhankar), experienced men and women using common medicinal plants in their day-to-day life were contacted and interviewed to record their knowledge on ethnomedicine. Thirty-two plant species growing in different aquatic conditions were collected and identified with standard flora. A list of plant species along with their botanical names, family, local names, parts used and the mode of administration has been discussed. The plant specimens were deposited in the herbarium of Botany Department of Panchayat College, Bargarh.

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