Just as there are many tree species and plants used in ceremonies and rituals within the community, the same is true in the context of food and medicine provisioning. Over and above the direct and indirect benefits from the role of the forest as environment regulator, a wide variety of plant species and parts serve as a direct source of food and nutrients. The parts of plants taken as source of nutrients, water, medicinal value, exercise for the jaws and to pass time, range from their stems, roots, barks, galls, tubers, leaves and fruits. Although consumed as snacks, fruits constitute a major part of the food utilized by all members of the community when herding, fetching fire wood or water out in the forest / wilderness.

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