ETHNOMEDICINAL USE OF PTERIDOPHYTES IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OF TRIBAL WOMEN OF PACHMARHI BIOSPHERE RESERVE, MADHYA PRADESH, INDIAAbstract
This paper describes the utilization of pteridophytes for the treatment of various gynecological and other related problems by the indigenous women of Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve in Madhya Pradesh. The present study reveals that 23 species of pteridophytes belonging to 15 families and 18 genera are traditionally used by tribal women of Korku, Gond, Bharia, Bhil, Mauria, Maria, Paria, Bhatara and Baigas communities in gynecological problems which contribute about 18.66% of total pteridophytic diversity (134 species) of the area.
Shweta Singh* and Rita Singh
University School of Environment Management, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, 16C- Dwarka, New Delhi-110078, India
01 August, 2012
03 October, 2012
24 November, 2012
01 December, 2012