Dr Shiva Prasad Mohanty, Dr Kshirabdhi Tanaya Rautaray
Sri Nrusinghanath Temple, Odisha is an International tourist place for its religious importance along with diverse flora with hills, numerous waterfalls and springs. This area is covered by Gandhamardan forest range, the iconic medicinal plant forest mentioned in The Ramayana. Due to its unique biodiversity, government of Odisha has halted the exploration and mining activities in this place, which is otherwise one of the richest sources of Bauxite in Asia. Few studies were conducted previously to map the floras of Gandhamardan Hill forest range but none have attempted to map the floras around the temple. The present study is considered to assess the threat level to plants found around the famous Nrusinghanath Temple, Bargarh Odisha and its Ethnomedicinal use among the locals.
Dr Shiva Prasad Mohanty, Dr Kshirabdhi Tanaya Rautaray (2020); Ethnobotanical survey & Conservation status of the herbs around Sri Nrusinghanath Temple, Bargarh, Odisha, India; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
10(12) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.10.12.2020.p10843