Sunita Thakur & Sudhanshu Kumar
Department of Botany, P.P.K.College ,Bundu
Received 11th December, 2010; Revised 15th February, 2011
Abstract: Dumka is the 2nd capital of Jharkhand state. Several biweekly and daily haats (vilage market) are a regular feature in Dumka and surrounding villages and tolas. Villagers , specially tribals, from surrounding areas come here to sell their agricultural and forest produces. It is interesting to see that some potherbs in dry form are sold here as an alternative source of vegetables. These dry plants serve as diet suppliments for the poor who cannot afford the cost of fresh vegetables. The specific taste of the Sag in off season is another intersting factor. Present study was conducted with an objective to identify scientifically those potherbs and also to get information about their medicinal value .