Utilization of edible and medicinal plants by tribal People’s of Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh
Brijbati, Vijayalaxmi Kog and RK Prajapati
The Chhattisgarh state in central India is surrounded by rich forest resources and known for its biological diversity of edible and medicinal plants that tribal communities have utilized for ages. The present investigation was carried out during year 2020-21. The tribes living in Kondagaon district, like the Gondi, Maria and Baiga, employ a large number of plant species for traditional healthcare, food and nutrition. A study was documented the plants used by women and children for healthcare according to local tribal knowledge. Through field visits recorded information on 66 plant species across 64 genera and 37 families of different habits of tree, Shrubs, herbs, and climbers. The 28 species with the highest usage frequencies like Madhuca indica and Bambusa vulgaris, were further documented. This study plays an important role in further researching the alkaloids and compounds responsible for treating chronic diseases. There is an urgent need to preserve such valuable traditional knowledge and practices for future generations’ healthcare, nutrition, food security and indigenous plant conservation.
How to cite this article:
Brijbati, Vijayalaxmi Kog and RK Prajapati. Utilization of edible and medicinal plants by tribal People’s of Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 1172-1177.