Traditional knowledge on ethno-medicinal uses prevailing in tribal pockets of Seoni and Narsinghpur district (M.P.)
Author(s): Krishna Datta Singh and Dr. RP Mishra
Abstract: The current paper discusses the traditional knowledge of traditional healers in the Seoni and Narsinghpur districts of Madhya Pradesh, India about the use of herbs in the treatment of various diseases that are common in tribal pockets. The herbal healers of these region use plant/plant parts of their suitable preparation for treating various ailment. Information collected from traditional tribal healers, medicine men etc has revealed that plant/plant parts of 76 species from Seoni district and 50 species from Narsinghpur district of forest origin are utilized as paste, powder, juice, decoction and extract for the treatment of various diseases of local people of the area. Out of 126 plant species of study area 33.33% species of herbaceous plant, 15.87% species of shrubs, 29.37% species of trees and 21.43% species of climbers are used in preparation of traditional medicines. Knowledge of plants used by traditional healers can be very helpful in replacing synthetic drugs.
Krishna Datta Singh, Dr. RP Mishra. Traditional knowledge on ethno-medicinal uses prevailing in tribal pockets of Seoni and Narsinghpur district (M.P.). Int J Adv Acad Stud 2021;3(4):72-77. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2021.v3.i4b.638