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Title: Ethnomedicinal plants used in West Rarrh region of West Bengal
Authors: Ghosh, Ashis
Keywords: Ethno medicine;Medicinal plants;Paschim Medinipur;West Rarrh
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: CSIR
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.
Page(s): 461-465
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.7(5) [September-October 2008]

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