Studies on hill tribes’ dependence on forest for their livelihood security are few for Orissa. Ethno medicinal observations in the state with a rich diversity of medicinal plants are still meager. The present study enumerates 21 plant species belonging to 18 families used in the treatment of various diseases among the tribes of Daitari Hill ranges of Orissa. The forest dwellers usually collect those rare plants from the nearby forest which is easily accessible and the medicines are prepared under the guidance of Vaidya or the village medicine man and are applied according to the dosage prescribed by the Vaidya. So this article gives an idea about the application of traditional medicines against various common and serious diseases.
Mohapatra, Sarada P.; Prusty, Gagan B.; and Sahoo, Hara P.
"Ethnomedicinal Observations among Forest Dwellers of the Daitari Range of Hills of Orissa, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 147.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/147