The association of man with the neighborhood flora starts with human civilization. Besides food, feed clothes and shelter, plants are important source of drugs. These plants or its parts therefore used either directly or after processing by the native people against various diseases, disorders and ailments. A survey was conducted on the tribal district of Malkangiri of Orissa to identify and record various ethno medicinally important plants and their medicinal uses. In the present investigation there are 134 species of plants belong to 69 families and 128 genera are recorded and used in various ailments by different tribes of Malkangiri district of Orissa.
Prusti, A. B. and Behera, K. K.
"Ethnobotanical Exploration of Malkangiri District of Orissa, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2007
, Article 14.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2007/iss1/14