The present study, aim at highlighting nature, culture and human welfare among tribe of Vindhyan region of India. A total of 332 plant species belonging to 236 genera and 98 families used by tribes for meeting their varied requirements have been recorded so far. Most important medicinal plants used by tribes of the region are Asteracantha longifolia, Celastrus paniculatus, Emblica officinalis, Azadirachta indica, Asparagus racemosus, Chlorophytum tuberosum, Gloriosa superb, Abrus precatorius, Acorus calamus, Barleria cristata, Helicteres isora, Tinospora cordifolia, Withania somnifera, Curcuma longa, Eclipta prostrate, Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia chebula, Ocimum sanctum etc. The tribes conserve plants of social, medical, economical and cultural significance to them. From the analysis / computation of data obtained through field work study, it is obvious that some plants are of high applicability and frequently used for different purposes. Some important ethnobotanical useful plants are Azadirachta indica, Butea monosperma, Madhuca longipholia, Shorea robusta, Bauhinia vahlaii, Bombax cieba, Diospyros melanoxylon, Mangifera indica, Haldina cordifolia, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia chebula, Dendrocalamus strictus, Bambusa arundinacea, Curcuma longa, Oryaza sativa etc. Conclusively, as the tribal life is forest based, hence these people practice judicious use of the plant resources and conserve many plant species.
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. Nature, Culture and Human Welfare among Tribe of Vindhyan region of India. Int. J. Rev. and Res. Social Sci. 2018; 6(1):45-50. doi: 10.5958/2454-2687.2018.00007.2