An Ethnomedicinal Study Among the Gond of Chhattisgarh: India

An ethno-medicinal survey was carried out among the Gond tribal community residing in the Korba district of Chhattisgarh State, India. Gond is the largest tribal community of India. They are widely distributed all over the India. 40 traditional healers were contacted and in depth interviewed to gather their knowledge regarding medicinal plants. To know the perception of health and disease 200 Gond people have been contacted who were received treatments by these traditional healers. 45 medicinal species were recorded, which are used to cure the common ailments such as headache, stomach-ache, fever, joint pain, T.B., stone, paralysis, gynaecological disorders etc. by the Gond Community. The medicinal species used are achyranthus aspera, adhatoda vasica, asperagus racemosus, bambusa angustifolia, cassia fistula, datura alba, semecarpus anacardium etc. Bark, Root and tuber were the most frequently used plant part for the preparation of medicine.