World Journal of
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Abstract

REVIEW ON DIOSCOREA SPIECIES MENTIONED IN BHAVPRAKASH NIGHANTU, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ALUKA –A SANDHIGDH DRAVYA

Vd. Vipula D. Gavad* and Vd. Rekha R. Khade

ABSTRACT

A number of wild crop remain unexplored in this world & among them some have excellent medicinal and nutritional property. The Food & medicinal habits of these communities are not fully explored even today. Aluka mentioned in Bhavprakash Nighantu, Latin name given as Dioscorea species from Dioscoreaceae family. Dioscorea is one such tuber, having maximum use among the local of tribal area. However less documentation & no specific report are available on the food & medicinal values of the species available in this part of world. The present study was focused on the Ethnobotany and nutritional values of these species.

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