ETHNOBOTANICAL AND THERAPEUTIC IMPORTANCE OF SACRED PLANTS OF TERAI REGION OF GORAKHPUR DIVISION
Plants play a major role in the religious and spiritual beliefs all over the world apart from its therapeutic potential.
The sacred plants are worshipped throughout India owing to its mythological significance and are recognized by
diverse cultures in different ways encoding various rules for their protection. The association of medicinal plants
and indigenous knowledge of local people has made the two traditionally, ecologically and economically
inseparable. An attempt has been made to identify folklore medicinally important plants which are frequently used
by local people of Terai region of Gorakhpur division.
Keywords: Ethnobotanical, medicinal importance, religious, Terai.
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