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The Biobrio 4(3 & 4), 2017

Some Rare and Critically Endangered Medicinal Plants Species from the Peninsular Plateau Region (Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh) of India

B. K. Mukherjee and Reshmi Chatterjee


Medicinal plants have been exploited for centuries in the traditional system of medicines. Peninsular India is home to diverse kind of flora, including some of the rare and endangered medicinal plants. They are at constant risk of getting extinct due to the overexploitation by the local tribal population, who are mostly ignorant of the scientific knowledge associated with the taxa. Therefore, a brief comprehensive attempt has been made to know about some of the important medicinal herbs from Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh including their precise description, phenology, geographical distribution, traditional uses nd respective chemical constituents.

Keywords:    Medicinal plants, Peninsular India, rare, traditional uses, chemical constituents.

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