Medicinal Plants of YadahalliChinkara Wildlife Sanctuary, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India


Maheshwari Koti and K. Kotresha
Taxonomy and Floristic Laboratory, Department of Botany, Karnatak University’s, Karnatak Science College, Dharwad.


The protected area has a significant role in the conservation of medicinal plants along with the traditional knowledge. A medicinal plants survey was conducted during 2017 to 2019 in the vicinity of Yadahalli Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the Bagalkot District of Karnataka. In the present study, 36 medicinal plant species belonging to 20 family and 35 genera have been recorded against the 40 different types of ailments which were used by medicine men.The Information about the botanical name along with local names, habit, parts used and medicinal uses of these plant species also been documented. The present study aimed to document the traditional medicinal plants of the study area and promote the awareness among the local people and forest official to conserve these medicinal resources.