This review of ethnobotany of Chhattisgarh state, literature covers approximately the period 1902-2005. During this period about 315 publications have appeared on ethnobotany of C.G. and closely bordering topics. Papers have been published in about 50 journals in India and abroad. Some 110 persons have been writing on ethnobotanical themes; most of these are plant taxonomists. Work has been published on over 16 ethnic groups. Only three or four ethnic groups have been the subject of more than five publications. Only two districts Bastar and Surguja have been well covered. Rest of the districts have been small work or no worked done. Ethnomedicine for over 12 diseases, ailments and injuries figure in titles of papers. Based on this analysis, certain themes and areas are suggested for more intensive work.
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Amia Ekka. A Historical Overview of Ethnobotanical Literature of Chhattisgarh [India]: A Graphic Review and Future Directions. Research J. Science and Tech. 2011; 3(4): 220-224.