Amravati district's north-western compact block of forest nearly
3,075 square kilometers is known as "Melghat" in Maharashtra, India.
Melghat is famous for its "Tiger Reserve Project" and have a unique
ecological niche. The Melghat region is entirely different from the rest of the
districts from climatology, agronomical and floristic point of view. The "Flora
of Melghat Tiger Reserve" reported total 650 plant (90 Trees, 66 Shrub, 316
Herb, 56 Climbers, 23 Sedge and 99 Grasses) naturalized species(Dhore MA
and Joshi PA, 1988). Among them 200 species was found to have medicinal
value. Many forest officers, botanists, taxonomist and researchers explored
Melghat region many times and contributed for flora of Melghat. Recently
"Checklist of Flora of Melghat: 2018-19" enlists 117 families, 547 genera
and 1008 species, more than 550 species were reported for ethnobotanical and
pharmacological values(Bhogaonkar, PY and Dhole, 2018).
Melghat's Plant Data Bank (MPDB) is curated data from Published Reports / Bulatins / Books / Article / Reviews etc. While searching and mining each plant records we recorded the Melghat's Flora's Serial No., Name of Plant, Synonym, Plant Category, Plant Common Name, Plant Family, Description, Plant Location (in Melghat), Plant's Current Status, Classification, Medicinal Use / Activity, Plant's Active Compounds, Images and References.
TOTAL NUMBER OF PLANT RECORDS IN MPDB : 1032 (~131 Plant Families!)
AQUATIC : 4 BAMBOO : 2 CLIMBERS : 74 GRASSES : 154 HERBS : 497 ORCHIDS : 25 SHRUBS : 136 TREES : 140
While individually searching, mining literature for each medicinal plant record especially Medicinal Use / Activity category
we consider different medicinal books, published reviews, articles and online available medicinal plant databases. Further all
medicinal plants categorized into diseases / properties wise verses plant categories accordingly.
TOTAL NUMBER OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN MPDB : 661 RECORDS
AQUATIC : 3 BAMBOO : 2 CLIMBERS : 61 GRASSES : 18 HERBS : 302 ORCHIDS : 13 SHRUBS : 122 TREES : 140
Melghat's Plant Data Bank (MPDB) also contains the possible Ethnomedical, Phytochemical and Active Compound Library (structure, properties, cancer cell lines studies (IC50, ED50, EC50, GI50), anti-cancer molecular target studies and drug likeness of compounds).