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Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibarewala University (2018)

Ethnobotanical and antibacterial study of some selected medicinal plants of Haryana


Titre : Ethnobotanical and antibacterial study of some selected medicinal plants of Haryana

Auteur : Gitika

Université de soutenance : Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibarewala University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Botany 2018

The peoples in the earlier times were more dependent on the nature for sustaining their life. Their dependence on plants motivated them to acquire the knowledge about economic and medicinal properties of many plants. In Hindu culture, the earliest mentionedabout the medicinal uses of plants is found in “Rig Veda”, is supposed to be the oldest repository of human knowledge. India has rich heritage knowledge on plant products for the uses in preventive and therapeutic practice. India is avast country in which Haryana statehold a great biodiversity of medicinal plants. In this state major population lives in the villages, where life supporting facilities are missing. In this area, about 80% populations of villagesare still relying on herbal medicine for the health care. Several ethnobotanical studies have been conveyedthrough different ethnobotanists in varied parts of India. However, state Haryana is less examined for this purpose. Therefore, the present study has been carried out through a number of field inspections in the various regions of the State Haryana, examines and documented ethnobotanical data in the course of the year 2015 - 2016. Plants have been selected on the basis of their application to the traditional medicines. Data were collected through many interviews and discussions with the traditional healers, Hakims, Vaidhyas, older people living in the countryside and herbal physicians in the area. Resource persons were requested to accompany in the fields for the identification of plants. Collected plants identified with the help of available literature as well as by the Botanist and plants have been photographed and prepared the herbarium. The ethnobotanical information about 108 medicinal plants belonging from 41 families and the necessary information for each plant such as botanical name with their local name, hindi name, family, habit, habitat, distribution, description and their therapeutic uses. Among them, 66 plants species belonging to 29 different families are helpful in the treatment of various human diseases and the family Moraceae is the most dominating family represented by 6 species.

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