Qualitative and Quantitative Ethnobotanical Analysis of Ricinus communis L. and Azadirachta indica A. Juss. in Sonipat District of Haryana, India


  • Kurukshetra University, Department of Botany, Kurukshetra, Haryana, 136119, India


This manuscript contains vital ethnobotanical information and facts about Ricinus communis and Azadirachta indica, generated through extensive interviews and statistical analysis of data from studied site. Collection and documentation of the information was accomplished by surveying of selected area. The data was analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively, using statistical indices. Number of informants for Ricinus communis and Azadirachta indica were found to be 85 and 111 respectively. Number of ailments being treated by these plants have been recorded carefully. Quantitative analysis has revealed that seeds of Ricinus communis are frequently used to treat arthritis while leaves of Azadirachta indica are used for skin disease treatment. Documentation of such ethnobotanical data will help in conservation of studied plants and sustainability of indigenous knowledge which can be instrumental for strengthening health care system.


Azadirachta indica, Ethnobotanical Study, Quantitative Study, Ricinus communis, Statistical Analysis

Subject Collection

District Sonipat (28.9931° N, 77.0151° E), Haryana, India.

Subject Discipline

Botany, Ethnobotany

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