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|Title:||Ethnomedicinal plants used in West Rarrh region of West Bengal|
|Keywords:||Ethno medicine;Medicinal plants;Paschim Medinipur;West Rarrh|
|IPC Code:||Int. cl.8 - A61K 36/00|
|Abstract:||Present communication brings to knowledge the traditional methods of treating human diseases and disorders using plant-based drugs recorded from tribal and rural folks in West Rarrh region of West Bengal. A total of 46 plant species belonging to 30 families of angiosperms are employed by the inhabitants in the form of infusion, decoction, oil, paste, latex, etc. either as a sole drug or in combination to treat various ailments. The dose/s, duration and method of administration are given along with botanical name, family, plant’s part/ form of recipe used and local plant names. The folk herbal formulations however, require further testing.|
|ISSN:||0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||NPR Vol.7(5) [September-October 2008]|
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