Traditional medicine is a term applied to pre- scientific medical system that possesses bodies of medical knowledge, which are passed through generations to generation from one Vaidhya to another. It refers to the beliefs, claims, herbal medicine preparation and practices in alleviating disease and disorders among the tribals and aboriginal populations like Oraon, Korwa, and Gond. Some valuable information was gathered about the ethno medicinal plants and their uses. Traditionally, the area remains unexplored and no comprehensive account of local traditional knowledge is available, the importance of recording of the usage of plants in this region is especially imperative because of rapid loss of forest wealth and traditional wisdom.
This paper presents the ethno medicinal wealth of Jashpur district. The paper highlights the traditional phytotherapy of twenty seven indigenous medicinal plants for the treatment of various types of diseases among the different tribes. Plant species are enumerated in alphabetical order along with families, local names, followed by their ethno botanical uses and mode of administration.
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Neeli Rose Beck, Kamta Prasad Namdeo. A Study of the Ethno-medicinal Plants of a Remote Tribal Area of Jashpur District of Chhattisgarh. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 5(12): Dec. 2012; Page 1549-1551.