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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Ethno-botanical survey of some selected sacred natural sites of Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, India

Author(s):
Abhilasha Bajpai, Rakesh Mehta and Alka Pandey
Abstract:
Present research survey focused on sacred natural sites of Betul district of Madhya Pradesh. Present survey revealed that 25 plants species belonging to 16 families are used as sacred, religious, medicinal, rituals food and agricultural purposes by indigenous peoples of Bhopali, Jathandeo, Chandi devi, Lakha banjara, Maddeo and Salbardi. Ethno-botanical data is of significant value for conservation purposes. The high fidelity level (FL) of plant species Cocos nucifera 100% and Ocimum sanctum 100% indicates the prevalence use of plant and use value (UV) of plant determines the relative importance on use of plant species. The highest UV was calculated for Bauhinia varigata (0.157) and lowest Gossypium hirsutam (0.035) these finding demonstrate the extensive use of species in different purposes, similarly lowest UV shows minimum uses of species. The observed plants presented as main deity wise with scientific name and family.
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How to cite this article:
Abhilasha Bajpai, Rakesh Mehta, Alka Pandey. Ethno-botanical survey of some selected sacred natural sites of Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):274-277.

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