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Ethnomedicinal plants used against tuberculosis by the ethnic people of Ranchi district of Jharkhand

Nita Verma* & Ashok Kumar Nag
Department of Botany, Ranchi College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 19th October, 2017 ; Revised :17th December,2017

Abstract : Tuberculosis is a wide spread disease in Ranchi district, it is a common infectious disease but in many cases is very lethal. There are several plants used by the tribal peoples to cure this disease .Ethnomedicine deals with the nature and application of plants used as traditional medicine system and it involves the identification of the plants used in the traditional remedies. Often Ethnobotanical inventories are made by conducting interviews with the tribal people. Formal surveys in the field and by collection and identification of plants specimen used. This article deals with the several plant species used in treatment of tuberculosis by ethnic people of Ranchi district and 30 plants and their way of administration has been described in the present paper.

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