Accepted paper:

Ethno-medicinal Plants of Madhya Pradesh: A micro-study in Gond and Baiga Villages of Madhya Pradesh


Sushil Upadhyay (Freelancing)
Debashis Debnath (Indian Institute of Forest Management)

Paper short abstract:

The paper aims to discuss the tribals of Eastern Satpura, who are conserving the medicinal plants in plantation, preservation and protections for the cure of various diseases

Paper long abstract:

The health of indigenous or tribal people is the perceptions and conceptions in their own cultural system utilizing and managing their bio-resources and bio-diversities of their habitat. They have the various procedures of treatment viz. folk treatment, religious or preventive procedure, magical or curative procedures. The utility of the herbal medicinal species in curing the diseases and maintaining their sound health conditions is well known. Few species are considered to be endangered due to Injudicious and unscientific method of collecting the medicinal plant is reason of destruction. In Patalkot area it has been observed that the people destroy the plants by chipping of bark around. The climatic factor is another factor responsible for destruction of plant species. Still they preserve and conserve the huge number of herbal medicines for the cure of various chronic and acute diseases. The study was conducted in Mandla and Dindori districts of Madhya Pradesh in Gond and Baiga villages on number medicinal plants to show their preservation and conservation in their daily life, especially in various religious or ritual practices. Key words: Tribal Health, herbal medicines, conservation, religion

panel PE23
Social anthropology and natural resources