Sudhanshu kumar & Bandana kumari*
Department of Botany and Zoology, P.P.K.College, Bundu, Ranchi University, Ranchi
Received 11th July, 2010; Revised 27th August, 2010
Abstract : Rice beer or Handia has been an integral part of life and death of an individual, especially tribes of the state of Jharkhand . It has been culturally so deep rooted that a new born is advised to taste it as an immunostimulant, as well as the last rites of a dead is yet to be completed without its consumption. Recently , due to lack of awareness about the right plant some adulterant plants are being used in its making spoiling its medicinal value. Thus , the aim of the present investigation is to identify those plant being used and also those useful plants which are not being used these days due to their lesser availability .