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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Int J Pharm Bio Sci Volume 7 Issue 3, 2016 (July-Sept), Pages:28-33
AN ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF SOME WILD EDIBLE PLANTS USED BY KORAKU TRIBALS OF BALRAMPUR DISTRICT CHHATTISGARH INDIA
IGNACE KINDO, S. JOHN BRITTO
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Abstract:

The present study deals with the results of a preliminary survey of the wild edible plants used by Koraku tribals of Balrampur district chhattisgarh. The Koraku tribals dominate the wooded habitat of this hilly region. About 66 plant species belonging to 35 families are used as edibles by the tribes. Of these, the wild fruits of40 plant species leaves of 13 plant species, seeds of 6 plant species, 5 plant species for underground parts and 2 plant species for shootsare consumed either raw or cooked. The survey reveals that 30 (45%) plant species are trees, 17(26%) herbs, 8 (12%) creepers, 6 (9%) climbers and 5 (8%) shrubs. The plant species, their families,vernacular names, parts used and their mode of usage are also
reported.

Keywords: Koraku tribes, Balrampur, hhattisgarh,Traditional knowledge, Wild edible plants, Biodiversity.
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