Madhya Pradesh sustains a very rich traditional medicinal plant wealth and inherits unique plant and animal communities. Due to deforestation, loss of biodiversity and indiscriminate exploitation of wild and natural resources, many valuable herbs like Abrus precatorious, Bauhinia variegta, Mucuna prurita, etc., are at the verge of extinction. The present paper enumerates status, conservation strategies and traditional uses of 80 plant species by the tribes of Madhya Pradesh. The claims were gathered by interviewing tribes of the study area. Attempts were made to verify the efficacy of claims with actual beneficiaries, although this was not possible in all cases due to social customs.
Dwivedi, Sumeet; Dwivedi, Abhishek; and Dwivedi, S. N.
"Folk Lore Uses of Some Plants by the Tribes of Madhya Pradesh with Special Reference to Their Conservation,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 105.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/105