Folk Claims

The surveyors enquired from the local communities about traditional uses of plants after obtaining oral informed consent. This information was systematized taxonomically, and efforts were made to develop a database for comparative analysis of the information recorded so far. As a result, 606 folk medicinal claims were recorded from the tribal inhabitants and other rural folks of the study areas. The Council publishes this information in the form of books providing details comprising, botanical name and family, synonym, local name, Unani name, habit and habitat, wild or cultivated, medicinal efficacy claimed and name of the tribe, locality, collection number, part(s) used, mode of application, and biodynamic notes.