Ethno-medicinal plants of Panchlingeshwar sacred grove, Nandikurali, Raibag, Belagavi, Karnataka
Mallikarjun S. Yadawade1,3, Sidanand V. Kambhar2 and Rahul R. Patil2
Sacred groves are the places, where number of medicinal plants are conserved and preserved for providing traditional health care for local people. This traditional information needs to be documented before it is lost forever. Hence, an ethnobotanical survey was carried out in June 2020-May 2021 to document traditional medicinal information from Panchlingeshwar sacred grove. A total of 54 species belonging to 48 genera under 28 families were recorded to be used to treat for trending 21 human disorders. Most of the medicinal plant species are distributed under the family Anacardiaceae, followed by Apiaceae, Lauraceae and Moraceae.The information about plant species local names, parts used, mode of preparation, dosage also has been documented.