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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Important Medicinal Plants of Betul (West) Forest Division of Madhya Pradesh, India

Sanjeev Kumar Lale, Ravi Chandra, Chinmay Rath, Anupam K Mangal, Soma Narasimha Murthy

Keywords : Betul (West) forest division, Madhya Pradesh, Medicinal plants

Citation Information : Lale SK, Chandra R, Rath C, Mangal AK, Murthy SN. Important Medicinal Plants of Betul (West) Forest Division of Madhya Pradesh, India. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2020; 5 (4):203-214.

DOI: 10.5005/jdras-10059-0106

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Aims and objectives: Present study deals with the exploration of important medicinal plants of Betul (West) forest division of Madhya Pradesh with their GPS position. Materials and methods: The survey was conducted during February 2019. During this survey, all the five ranges in Betul (W) forest division were covered as per survey protocol and Guideline of CCRAS. Results: Availability of important medicinal plants in Betul (West) forest division was surveyed and, it has been found that this division has very rich plant biodiversity. The typical forest in this division is Southern tropical moist deciduous teak forests, tropical dry deciduous forests. In this division, some important spp. are found like Acacia catechu (L.f.) Willd., Asparagus racemosus Willd., Baliospermum solanifolium (Burm.) Suresh, Celastrus paniculatus Willd., Centella asiatica (L.) Urb., Cordia macleodii Hook.f. & Thomson, Cryptolepis dubia (Burm.f.) M.R. Almeida, Cullen corylifolium (L.) Medik., Dillenia pentagyna Roxb., Garuga pinnata Roxb., Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. ex Schult., Holarrhena pubescens Wall. ex G. Don, Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine, Mallotus philippensis (Lam.) Müll. Arg., Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb., Radermachera xylocarpa (Roxb.) Roxb. ex K. Schum., Stereospermum chelonoides (L.f.) DC., Tamilnadia uliginosa (Retz.) Tirveng. & Sastre, and Ventilago denticulata Willd. Conclusion: In this survey, a total of 125 important medicinal plant species have been found in this division belonging to 46 families, out of which 63 (50.4%) are tree species, 36 (28.8%) herb species, 15 (12%) climbers, and 11 (8.8%) are shrub species.

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