Documentation of Medicinal plants of Moist Deciduous Forest of Amarkantak Region, Madhya Pradesh, India

Satya Prakash Vishwakarma *

Department of Forestry, IGKV, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

R. K. Prajapati

Department of Forestry, IGKV, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

Yogesh Dubey

IIFM, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Sarita Bodalkar

Department of Forestry, IGKV, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

Amit Prakash Nayak

Department of Forestry, IGKV, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present investigation carried out on “Documentation of Medicinal plants of Moist Deciduous Forest of Amarkantak Region, Madhya Pradesh”. The study was conducted in Anuppur forest division during 2021-2022. The current investigation is focused on the medicinal plants that may be found in the Amarkantak region. The documentation of medicinal plant was carried out through stratified random sampling method. In this area, documentation of many types of vegetation (trees, shrubs, and herbs) has been documented. A total 66 plants were collected from different parts of the study area; those include 28 speciesof tree, 10 species of shrub and 28 species of herb. The documented plant species consists of 28 families of 23 genera of tree, 10 families of 10 genera of shrub and 28 families of 28genera of herb. Floristic composition and most dominant families were found highest for Fabaceae followed by Malvaceae, Moraceae, Phyllanthaceae etc. Documentation of medicinal plants is the only method to ensure that future generations can access the essential information required to use plant resources. Traditional medicine and ethno-botanical knowledge can preserve cultural practices and the environment, promote local health care, and create new medicinal products. Result show that most of the plants studied are effective against various illnesses, alone or mixed with other plants. Therefore, it is recommended that strategies be implemented to preserve and protect significant species from growing extinct in their native habitat.

Keywords: Flora, medicinal, forest, Achanakmar, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh


How to Cite

Vishwakarma , S. P., Prajapati , R. K., Dubey , Y., Bodalkar , S., & Nayak , A. P. (2023). Documentation of Medicinal plants of Moist Deciduous Forest of Amarkantak Region, Madhya Pradesh, India. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(9), 2234–2255. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i92457

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