Mapping Traditional Knowledge Associated with Celastrus paniculatus in India Using Geographical Information System (GIS)
Introduction: The traditional knowledge mapping of Celastrus paniculatus in India using Geographical Information System (GIS) collects and compiles the data about the use and distribution status of C. paniculatus in India. The present review gives an idea about the ethnomedicinal importance of C. paniculatus. This review provides an idea about the status of C. paniculatus in India and aims to make awareness about the conservation of such traditionally and ethnomedicinally important species. Methods: The ethnomedicinal uses of C. paniculatus across several local communities and tribes in India were located on a Quantum GIS 2.10.1-Pisa (Q.GIS) and Google Earth. Results: The present study resulted in documenting the traditional knowledge mapping of C. paniculatus in India. Forty four localities in India revealed 101 indigenous communities identifying C. paniculatus by 28 vernacular or local names. C. paniculatus is used against almost seventy various ailments. Root, leaves, bark, seed and oil are used against various diseases. Conclusion: The present study provides a new way for ethnobotanical realm.