Ethnomedicinal Studies in Narsinghpur Forests of Athagarh Forest Division, District Cuttack, Odisha
Mukesh Kumar, S. A. Hussaini, Aminuddin and L. Samiulla
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April - June 2013, Vol. 8 No. 2, Pages 99-107
The present study is based on an ethnobotanical survey of Athagarh Forest Division in Cuttack district of Odisha conducted during the years 2010-11. The paper presents 33 folk recipes comprising 33 taxa of folk medicinal plants used by various tribes of this area i.e. Kondh, Munda, Naik, Santal and other local inhabitants etc. for the treatment of various diseases. The folk plants are arranged alphabetically by their botanical names, providing information on their family, collection number with locality, local name, part(s) used, name of the disease(s) against which used, mode of preparation and administration, for each recipe discussed. The data provided will help to discover new drugs of plant origin for many of the diseases, thus far, incurable in modern medicine.