Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 8, Issue 3, 2006; Page No.(721-726)

BIODIVERSITY OF INDIGENOUS HERBAL POTENTIAL MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY THE TRIBALS FOR HAIR DISORDERS AND OTHER DISEASES IN MELGHAT FOREST OF AMRAVATI DISTRICT, INDIA

D.M.SAKARKAR, KU.U.M. SAKARKAR, KU. N.M.SAKARKAR, N.M.MAHAJAN AND S. B. JAISWAL

Abstract

The present study is an attempt to investigate the medicinal plants used for hair disorders by tribal women community in Melghat forest of Amravati district, India. The information was collected from tribal women and herbal medicine used by them in hair disorders. To know the medicinal properties of plants a discussion with a group of 6-7 females in the age group of 15-50 years and 6-7 male in the age group of 45-50 years were used for hair disorders and for various diseases respectively. In all 56 plants species belonging to 50 families of ethnomedicinal interest are recorded after critical screening.

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