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Ethnomedicinal Uses of Some Mythological Plants in Temple Towns of Chitrakoot District, India


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 3 Issue - 11
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Priyanka Verma ; Ravindra Singh

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV3I11023,
     title={Ethnomedicinal Uses of Some Mythological Plants in Temple Towns of Chitrakoot District, India},
     author={Priyanka Verma and Ravindra Singh},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={3},
     number={11},
     pages={48--55},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV3I11023.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

Ethnomedicine is a subfield of ethnobotany that deals with the traditional medicines not only those that have relevant written sources (eg. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Siddha, Ayurveda), but especially those, whose knowledge and practices have been orally transmitted over the centuries. Chitrakoot is well known for its beautiful hill ranges, historical caves, perennial streams and varied flora and fauna. An attempt has been made to identify folklore medicinally important plants frequently used by tribal and rural communities of temple towns of Chitrakoot district. In mythologies plants were expressed green, flourishing and delicate that its fruit was eternity and life lasting that was existence of other plants. Intensive field explorations were undertaken in 17 temple towns of Chitrakoot district during different season of 2013 to 2015. In this article, it is tried to investigate some mythological plants and related beliefs among different nations and religions. A total of 38 mythological and medicinal species belonging to 36 genera and 29 families were enumerated.


Keywords:

Ethnobotany, Ethnomedicine, Mythological, Chitrakoot


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