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Authors Singh, A; Singh, PK
Author Full Name Singh, Anurag; Singh, P. K.
Title An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Chandauli District of Uttar Pradesh, India
Source JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Ethnobotany; Medicinal plants; Indigenous knowledge; Conservation; Chandauli
Keywords Plus ETHIOPIA
Abstract Aim of the study: Chandauli district is one of the less studied regions of India for its ethnobotanical values. The present paper synthesizes the first report related to the documentation and conservation of ethnomedicinal plants of Chandauli district and their socio-economic relationship with the forests and its resources. Materials and methods: Ethnobotanical data were collected using semi-structured interviews, field observations, preference and direct matrix ranking with traditional medicine practitioners. Results: The use of 40 medicinal plants belonging to 27 families was documented in the tribal communities of Chandauli district in India. These species were used in combination of some exotic species such as Foeniculum vulgare. Prosopis spicigera, Crataeva nurvala, Curcuma longa, Punica granatum, Aloe vera, Cocos nucifera, Ocimum sanctum and Allium cepa and some medicinal stones, minerals, salts. etc. Most of the plants (94.6%) were reportedly used to treat human diseases. Conclusions: Documenting the eroding plants and associated indigenous knowledge can be used as a basis for developing management plans for conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants in the area. The principal threatening factors reported were deforestation (90%). agricultural expansion (85%) and overgrazing (53%). (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author Address [Singh, Anurag; Singh, P. K.] Udai Pratap Autonomous Coll, Dept Bot, Varanasi 221002, Uttar Pradesh, India
Reprint Address Singh, A (corresponding author), Udai Pratap Autonomous Coll, Dept Bot, Varanasi 221002, Uttar Pradesh, India.
E-mail Address Singhanurag21@gmail.com
Times Cited 36
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 43
Publisher ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
Publisher City CLARE
Publisher Address ELSEVIER HOUSE, BROOKVALE PLAZA, EAST PARK SHANNON, CO, CLARE, 00000, IRELAND
ISSN 0378-8741
29-Character Source Abbreviation J ETHNOPHARMACOL
ISO Source Abbreviation J. Ethnopharmacol.
Publication Date JAN 21
Year Published 2009
Volume 121
Issue 2
Beginning Page 324
Ending Page 329
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1016/j.jep.2008.10.018
Page Count 6
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences; Chemistry, Medicinal; Integrative & Complementary Medicine; Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Subject Category Plant Sciences; Pharmacology & Pharmacy; Integrative & Complementary Medicine
Document Delivery Number 402II
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000263007000020
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