An ethnobotanical study of madhya pradesh 1: plants used against various disorders among tribal women.

Department of Botany, University of Saugar, Saugar - 470 003, M. P. India.
Ancient science of life 01/1982; 1(3):178-81.
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The ethnobotanical survey was made during last two years in the tribal population of Madhya Pradesh. Valuable information about the medicinal use of certain wild species against various diseases amongst tribal women are obtained by personal interviews. Some species are being used by them against various veneral diseases. Different plant parts of few species are also used by them for antifertility purposes. Some of these interesting medicinal properties of plants are given in the present communication.

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