Similipal Biosphere Reserve (SBR) in Mayurbhanj district of Orissa is the most luxuriant forest and rich in medicinal plant resources. The forest area is dominated by a number of tribes such as Kol, Santal, Bhumij, Mankidias and Khadias who depends on the forest for their food to medicine. The present paper reports on ethnomedicinal uses of 32 potential medicinal plants belong to 24 families of medicinal plants used for ailment of various diseases like leucorrhoea, spermatorrhea, piles, sore throat, rheumatism, elephantiasis etc. by Kol tribe living in some villages situated in and around Similipal Biosphere Reserve.The botanical name, family name, vernacular name, parts used, method of preparation, usage, administration of the drugs are given.
Rout, S. D. and Thatoi, H. N.
"Ethnomedicinal practices of Kol tribes in Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Orissa, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 1.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss3/1