HERBAL REMEDIES USED BY THE TRIBAL PEOPLE OF JHABUA DISTRICT, MADHYA PRADESH FOR THE TREATMENT OF JOINT DISEASES
Vijay V. Wagh
G.B.Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Garhwal Unit, Post Box-92, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand.
Ashok K. Jain
School of Studies in Botany, Vikram University, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
The present study deals with survey on ethno - medicinal plants of Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh. A good number of plant species are being used by tribal and rural people for the treatment of joint diseases e.g. rheumatism, gout and arthritis. In this study, 35 ethno medicinal plant species belonging to 32 families and 35 genera were recorded. Out of 35 plant species, 16 are used for curing arthritis 11 for rheumatism and 08 for gout. Vitex negundo is a popular herb frequently used by the local tribal people for many joint diseases
4 , 2 , 2014
63 - 66