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Comparative study of moisture content of some ethnomedicinal plants of some species of family Malvaceae in Ranchi district Jharkhand

Neha Kumari* & Kunul Kandir
University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 10th January, 2021 ; Revised : 10th February, 2021

AbstractThe family Malvaceae includes herbs, shrubs and trees. They are widely varied and include several important crops, which are mainly used as source of medicines, fiber, food etc. The importance of the studied species of the family Malvaceae consists in their very rapid emergence and fast growth. The tribal communities are having very deep knowledge about these plants. The tribes are using these plants in their daily life. Water is one of the most vital constituents in plants. The study was conducted to investigate moisture content in leaves. The analysis of the moisture content was done by drying fresh leaves. Some species of family Malvaceae like Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L., Hibiscus esculentus L. are having medicinal value.

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