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Title: Some common ethnomedicinal uses for various diseases in Purulia district, West Bengal
Authors: Chakraborty, MK
Bhattacharjee, A
Keywords: Bhumijs tribe
Birhores Kherias tribe
Mundas tribe
Oraons tribe and Santals tribe
Medicinal plants
West Bengal
Healthcare practices
Livestock diseases
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P1/04, A61P1/08, A61P1/16, A61P9/14, A61P11/00, A61P11/06, A61P15/00, A61P15/02, A61P15/06, A61P17/00, A61P17/14, A61P19/00, A61P19/02, A61P29/00, A61P29/02, A61P31/00, A61P33/06, A61P35/00, A61P37/08
Abstract: Purulia, the western most district of West Bengal, covering land area of 6259 sq km is the natural treasure of vast number of plants having ethnobotanical importance. The present study enumerates some common and extensively used ethnomedicinal plants. During the ethnobotanical survey in the district, 57 plant species belonging to 57 genera and 40 families have been enumerated. The medicinal information have been collected by personal contact with the aborigines such as Bhumijs, Birhores Kherias, Mundas, Oraons and Santals. Plants with botanical name, family, local names, parts used, mode of preparation and administration are given. These plants may be useful under rural healthcare system & for herbal drug industry.
Page(s): 554-558
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.05(4) [October 2006]

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