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|Title:||Some abortifacient plants used by the tribal people of West Bengal|
Mukherjee, Sobhan Kr
|Keywords:||Abortifacient plants;Tribal communities;Lodha;Lohar;Munda;Oraon;Polia;Sabar and Santal;West Bengal|
|IPC Code:||Int. cl.8—A61K 36/00, A61 K 35/78, A61P 15/04|
|Abstract:||Use of abortifacient plants is common practice among the tribal communities of West Bengal. In the present paper a list of 22 Angiospermic plant species belonging to 21 genera under 18 families and used as abortifacient has been provided. The study was conducted with 7 native tribal communities of West Bengal, i.e. Lodha, Lohar, Munda, Oraon, Polia, Sabar and Santal. Among these, Santal and Oraon people are well-acquainted with knowledge of the plants usage. The mode of preparation, administration and the dosage of the drugs are also provided for further studies and induce early stage pregnancy termination.|
|Appears in Collections:||NPR Vol.8(2) [March-April 2009]|
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