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Identification and medicinal value of some potherbs sold in dry form in haats of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Anjani Kumar Srivastavaa* Sudhanshu Kumarb1, & Bandana Kumarib2
aDepartment of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
b1Department of Botany, K.C.B. College. Bero.
b2Department of Zoology, K.C.B. College, Bero.

Received July 2007 ; Revised 27th August 2007

Abstract: Several biweekly and daily heats (small market with rural look) are a regular feature of Ranchi. illagers , specially the tribals, from surrounding areas come here to sell agricultural- and forest- produce. One an easily notice that some potherbs are sold here in dry form. These dry plants serve as diet supplements for the poor who cannot afford the cost of fresh vegetables. The specific taste of these Sag provide an off season &abduction the palate of rural folks .They have immense medicinal value and serve also as diet supplement for the locals. In the present study such potherbs were identified and information about their medicinal value has been compiled.

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