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Title: Some abortifacient plants used by the tribal people of West Bengal
Authors: Mitra, S
Mukherjee, Sobhan Kr
Keywords: Abortifacient plants
Tribal communities
Lodha
Lohar
Munda
Oraon
Polia
Sabar and Santal
West Bengal
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. 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.
Page(s): 167-171
ISSN: 0972-592X
Source:NPR Vol.8(2) [March-April 2009]

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