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TRIBAL HOUSEWIVES' KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICINAL PLANTS

Manisha Bhargava, A. K. Pande and K. K. Saxena

Abstract

The present investigation was carried out in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh to know the socio-personal attributes of tribal housewives, assess the traditional wisdom on medicinal plants of human health care and determine the relationship and contribution of socio-personal personal attributes with traditional wisdom of medicinal plants. A total of 120 respondents from six villages of Bijadandi block of the district were interviewed with the help of pre-tested structured schedule. The study revealed that majority of them had medium to high traditional wisdom on medicinal plants of human health care. The variable experience of use of medicinal plants, family size and age of women were positively and significantly related with traditional wisdom on plants. However, socio-economic status, annual income, size of land holding and educational status were found to be negatively and significantly related with traditional wisdom.

Keyword: Traditional wisdom; Tribal community; Medicinal plants; Human health

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