Rohitkumar R Jajoo, Amol J Giri, P R Thate, G R Sitaphale
Plants are used by tribal traditions in India in the treatment of many diseases; the traditional healers are on the decline because the younger members of the tribe have started moving towards the towns and cities and are not willing to practice this form of medicine. There is danger that the knowledge of these medicinal plants will also die with them. Some useful species are under serious threat due to unsustainable activities. Hence, a proper documentation of useful plants with their present status and local traditional knowledge as well as practices is urgently needed. The paper enumerates the traditional uses of 11 plant species belonging to 11 families, which are used by the tribal communities of the Buldhana district for the treatment of various diseases.
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