The aim of present survey is to identify and document the plants used amongst the indigenes of Sariska and Siliserh regions of Alwar district from Rajasthan, India. A total of 110 species of plants representing 88 genera and 43 families employed in the literature as traditional medical practice have been recorded from the studied regions. Ailments such as fever, diorrhoea, dysentery, skin-problems, jaundice, rheumatism etc. are mostly treated with the different medicinal plants. Due to overgrazing, encroachments, unsustainable utilization and other developmental activities in the regions, several persistent medicinal plant species are on the verge of extinction. Due to lack of awareness and research on these groups of plant in this area, people of this region are unaware of the wealth of this heritage. The survey provides a veritable source of information for traditional medical practitioners and medicinal plant researchers and help in developing strategies for future conservation.
Jain, S. C.; Jain, R.; and Singh, R.
"Ethnobotanical Survey of Sariska and Siliserh Regions from Alwar District of Rajasthan, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 21.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss1/21