Title: Etheno-medicinal plant of Saputara Hill, Dang District, Gujarat.
Author(s): Rajeshree patel1, Anjali varshney2
1Permanent residential address: A-904/ sardar palace, Bhathena, near kharvarnagar BRTS junction, Surat, Gujarat, India Study at: Shree Jagdishprasad Jabharmal Tibrawala University, Vidhyanagari Dist: Jhunjhunu, Churala, Rajasthan-333001, India.
2HOD of Department of Botany, Sir P.T. Sarvajanik college of science, Athwalines, Surat-395001, Gujarat, India
Some plant used by human community to cure diseases and health related problems from long period of time are called etheno-medicinal plants. Saputara hill Dang forest is administered by Gujarat state forest Department (GSFD). The area lies between 20030’ N latitude and 73015’longitude. Saputara forest (120sq. km) is moist deciduous tropical type with an average rainfall 1200-1500mm. The mean temparature varies from about 80c in winter to about 340c in summer, with 30-80% humidity. The vegetation of this study area is of purely moist deciduous type with natural plants like Tectona grandis, Dendrocalamus strictus, Terminalia crenulata, T.bellerica, T.arjuna, Carrisa congesta and Accasia catechu in successive pattern. In conclusion, the medicinal species require special attention to conserve and documentation of their medicinal uses local people