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Life Sciences

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ISSN: 2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN: 2320-7817  (Print)

Type - Quarterly 

 

Original Article

   Year 2013 |  Vol. 1 | Issue 1 | Page Nos. 46-50

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Farm Hedges: Hotspot for the Medicinal plants


*Bokhad M. N., Rothe S. P. and Kakpure M. R.


Department of Botany, Shri Shivaji College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Akola -444001 (M.S.) India.


*Corresponding Author E-mail: mob2551322@gmail.com

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The present survey based investigation, on traditional farm hedges and presents status of medicinal plants found along the hedges were carried out in two districts i.e. Akola and Washim of Maharashtra State of India. A sum of total 61 plants were collected and identified. These plants are regularly used by the tribals, villagers and local medicine men’s due to their medicinal importance as well as conserved and some of them were also planted. During investigation it was also noted that, most of the farmers clearing the farm hedges for the purpose of crop cultivation; that’s why the most of the important medicinal plants are cleared from hedges. The present survey has resulted in the documentation of total 61 medicinal plant species found along hedges which are used for curing different ailments and also investigates the wealth of medicinal plants present along the farm hedges.

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