MEDICINAL USE OF CYPERUS ROTUNDUS L.: AN ETHANOBOTANICAL STUDYAbstract
The Initial exploratory attempt was made to study the prevalent medicinal flora of Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh which is a potentially rich heritage of floristic element of medicinal and therapeutical values. The present study deals with angiospermic plants belonging to55 genera and 38 families of Jhansi district for curing various disorders among different ethnic societies. The important genera are Cyperus rotundus (Cyperaceae), Allium cepa (Liliaceae), Argemone Mexicana (Papaveraceae), Azadirachta indica (Meliaceae), Evolvulus alsinoides (Convolvulaceae), Cassia tora (Fabaceae), Achyranthus aspera (Amaranthaceae), Caesalpinia bonduc (Caesalpinaceae), Cleom viscosa (Caparidaceae), Lawsonia inermis (Lythraceae), Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) and Urena lobata (Malvaceae) etc. ,but detailed study was made to evaluate the use and effect of Cyperus rotundus only.
H. D. Bhartiya * and T. K. Sharma
Department of Botany, Bipin Bihari College, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
08 February 2014
08 May 2014
04 December 2014
01 January 2015