Diversity of Ethno Medicinally Important Climbers in Kalwan Tehsil District Nashik (M.S)
Climbers, Creepers and Lianas play an important role in the ecological dynamics of forest as well as socio-cultural and ethno medicinal utilization by various ethnic communities .The Kokana community comprises a substantial amount of population of Kalwan tehsil, which is fairly rich in biodiversity. The present paper deals with Diversity and ethno medicinal utilization of climbers, creepers and lianas from Kalwan tehsil. Excursions were carried out for assessment of plant wealth in different seasons to different places in the study area, plants were photographed, collected and herbarium were prepared by following Jain and Rao (1976). Vaids and common people were interviewed to know the medicinal utilization of the plants. During the study 38 genera were found to be used for various ailments and diseases. The study area is fairly rich in diversity medicinally important Climbers, Creepers and Lianas, many of them not recorded earlier from this area.
Keywords: Climbers, Ethno- medicine, Kokana community, Diversity
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