TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS OF SARISKA TIGER RESERVE USED IN DIABETESAbstract
Sariska Tiger Reserve, one of the 42 Tiger Reserves of India, is located near the civil district of Alwar in Rajasthan. The Sariska Tiger Reserve in Aravallis has its own importance and specific characteristics with unique biodiversity. The forest of Sariska Tiger Reserve has a great diversity of flora. This paper gives an account of antidiabetic medicinal plants found in Sariska Tiger Reserve, along with their local name, family, habit, and medicinal uses. Due to lack of awareness, unsustainable research utilization, and encroachments on these groups of the plant in this area, people of this region are unaware of the wealth of this heritage, and several persistent medicinal plant species are on the verge of extinction. The present paper highlights useful ethnobotanical information about the uses of these plants by the tribal of Rajasthan as food, fodder, medicine (fever, diarrhea, diuretic, skin-problems, diabetes, hypertension, jaundice, etc.) timber, fire-wood, tannin, dye, oil, fiber, alcohol, gum, resin, etc.