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Ethnomedicinal plants of Jharkhand

Vidyan Kumari* & Malti Kerketta
Department of Botany, Ranchi College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received :29th April, 2019 ; Revised : 15th June, 2019

Abstract : The tribes of Jharkhand are men of forest. They exist within the vicinity of nature. The land itself is bounty of forest and mineral wealth. The people of this area have learnt to live in harmony with nature. They have acquired deep knowledge about the existing flora and fauna of Jharkhand. This knowledge has been passed down from several generations through Pahans, Ojha and other medicine men who provide treatments to various ailments, prevailing in interiors of Jharkhand. We are listing 15 such ethnomedicinal plants found in Jharkhand state with their uses. The present article puts on record some important ethnomedicinal plants sampled from different places of states of Jharkhand.

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