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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 1630-1637
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.198


Ecological and Ethnomedicinal Values of Sacred Plants in Some Major Temples of Bhopal
Aadil Mir1, Vipin Vyas2, Pradeep Shrivastava1,  Abhilasha Bhawsarand Manzoor Ahmad Bhat1* 
1Department of Environmental Sciences and Limnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India
2Department of Biosciences, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present research paper describes the sacred plants found in the vicinity of five major temples of Bhopal, India. In addition, the ethnomedicinal and ecological values of these plants were also reported. The information was obtained from priests and knowledgeable local people about the sacred value of plants associated with religious rituals. A total of 13 sacred plants species belonging to 10 families were identified during the survey. The study concludes that propagation of sacred plants contributes to the conservation of floral diversity. Thus, religious activities associated with sacred plants boosts up the protection and maintenance of the biodiversity.


Keywords: Sacred plants, Ethnomedicinal, Ecological, Conservation
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Aadil Mir, Vipin Vyas, Pradeep Shrivastava, Abhilasha Bhawsar and Manzoor Ahmad Bhat. 2018. Ecological and Ethnomedicinal Values of Sacred Plants in Some Major Temples of Bhopal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 1630-1637. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.198