ETHNOBOTANICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF FAMILY ASTERACEAE AMONG THE TRIBE OF RAIGAD DISTRICT OF MAHARASHTRA STATE, INDIA
1 2 KALPIT MHATRE AND RAJENDRA SHINDE
1Arts, Commerce and Science College, Lanja-Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 2 St. Xavier's College, Mumbai,
The present investigation was carried out on the ethno botanical uses of medicinal plants belonging to family Asteraceae by Katkari, Thakar and MahadeoKoli tribe of the Raigad district in the Maharashtra State. During the present investigation authors have reported 20 plant species belonging to 17 genus used medicinally by the tribal in the district in their day to day life. Plants are commonly used for the treatment of skin diseases, Migraine, Rheumatism, Burns and boils, Diabetes, Fever, Heart trouble, Tooth-ache and Fissure. Detailed information is given in the present paper.
Key words: Tribe, Raigad, Katkari, Thakar, Tradition, Medicine[Download]