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2022: Volume 3, Issue 1

Wild Edible Vegetables Used for Health Benefit by Rural People of Gondia District in Maharashtra State, India

Tulsidas Nimbekar*, Dilip Sanghi

Shri Laxmanrao Mankar Institute of Pharmacy, Amgaom Gondia, Maharashtra, India - 441902

*Corresponding author: Tulsidas Nimbekar, Shri Laxmanrao Mankar Institute of Pharmacy, Amgaom Gondia, Maharashtra, India – 441902, Tel: 9326861962; Email: [email protected]

Citation: Nimbekar T, et al. (2022). Wild Edible Vegetables Used for Health Benefit by Rural People of Gondia District in Maharashtra State, India. Traditional Medicine. 3(1):9.

Received: April 21, 2022

Published: August 13, 2022

ABSTRACT

The population outburst resulted into an inadequate accessibility of food resources such as cereals, pulses, vegetables and fruits to the individual. Documentation and spreading responsiveness of utilization of wild edible plants in the regular family diet may be a solution to overcome this alarming problem. Wild edible vegetables play an important contribution to the livelihood of the households who gather and consume them. As per the traditional knowledge, these wild edible vegetables or plants play a significant task in the sustenance of forest people residing in forested areas. A scientific study of edible wild plants is important for pin pointing the potential sources which could be even utilized at the time of scarcity and cultivated as well as a source of food for the budding population. In respect of this, the present work was undertaken which documents as many as 50 plant species that easily found in the surveyed area. The area for wild edible vegetables having some medicinal potential has been carried out in 12 villages of Gondia district, Maharashtra, India. The study showed that the plants used are either eaten raw, cooked by boiling in water, frying in oil or baked to be served as dishes such as stew, salad as hot drink and as nutraceuticals.

Keywords: Wild edible plant, Gondia, Forest dwellers and Traditional knowledge

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