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Ethnomedicinal and pharmacognostical study of Piper longum Linn.

Shrinath Paul & Radha Krishna Jha
University Department of Botany
Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Received 12th April,2012; Revised: 30th May, 2012

Abstract : Piper longum Linn. is an important ethno-medicinal plant of Jharkhand used by the local tribal and ethnic population of this area. It is also widely used in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. This investigation was aimed at documentation of ethnomedicinal uses of the plant and pharmacognostic evalution of the fruit. Ethnomedicinal study showed some very effective ethno medicines, which not show any side effect in normal doses.  These can be used as general home remedies.

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