The traditional herbal heritage used by the tribals of Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Dwivedi
In the present paper 31 wild plant species consumed by the tribals. All 31 plant species are enumerated with their botanical names, local names, month of collection, parts used and utilization in the study area. The tribes of Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh utilize a large number of herbs in their day-to-day. This paper includes wild food and vegetable plants, herbal medicine, timber and fuel wood plants, dye yielding plants and commerce and cottage industry based plants. During the course of present work, author have collected, identified and enumerated 31 wild plant species consumed as food and vegetable. The consumption of these species increases during the days of famine and scarcity. Some of these species are valued for their delicious taste and nutritive value.