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Ethnobotanical survey of common medicinal plants in Bhiwani, Haryana, India

Author : Ajit Singh, Hoshiar Singh Tak, Lalita Singh, Amit Kumar and Sandeep Kumar

The present study reveals the ethnobotany and traditional medicinal uses of common medicinal plants of district Bhiwani, Haryana (India) from August 2014 to December 2014. During the survey, 25 villages were visited and 100 people from each village were interviewed. The medicinal plants and their local medicinal uses were documented on the basis of survey. 60 plant species belonging to 36 families were reported which are used by the local inhabitants to cure various ailments like Asthma, urinary disorders, cough and cold, fever, skin diseases and tumor etc. Apocynaceae and Solanaceae families were found to dominate having 5 taxa each followed by Moraceae with 4 taxa, Convolvulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Malvaceae with 3 taxa each, Amaranthaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Mimosaceae, Myrtaceae, Poaceae, Polygonaceae, Rutaceae with 2 taxa each and rest of the families having one taxa each. For each plant species necessary informations like botanical name, family of plant species, local name, plant part used and medicinal uses are given.


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