Aims: This article deals with the pharmaceutically important medicinal plants from Obra and Chandauli forest divisions of Uttar Pradesh. Exploration of the two adjoining forest divisions has been carried out during 2014 and 2017. The study was conducted to prepare records of medicinal plants in the study areas.

Outcome of the study: During exploration, records of pharmaceutically important medicinal plants with its Global Positioning System (GPS) and potential in the field were taken. The important medicinal plants, such as Aegle marmelos, Bacopa monnieri, Boswellia serrata, Celastrus paniculata, Centella asiatica, Desmodium gangeticum, Gymnema sylvestris, Holarrhena antidysenterica, Oroxylum indicum, Solanum nigrum, and Terminalia tomentosa were recorded, which can be undertaken for mass cultivation by the farmers by adding some other medicinal plants having commercial value, viz. Aloe barbadensis and Withania somnifera.

Conclusion: The study area is widely occupied by plants of Holarrhena antidysenterica and Woodfordia fruticosa for commercialization, whereas plants of Oroxylum indicum, Gymnema sylvestre, Butea superba, etc., need conservation in the habitat.

Keywords: Conservation, Exploration, Medicinal plants, Utilization.

How to cite this article: Shankar R, Lale SK, Mudaiya RK. Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Medicinal Plants of Chandauli and Obra Forests of Uttar Pradesh. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2017;2(2):49-63.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None