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A study of plants used by ethnic tribal population of Ranchi District against Malaria

Swet  Nisha Sangeetaa* & Ashok Kumar Naga
a*Department of Botany, Ranchi College, Ranchi, 834001, Jharkhand India

Received , 22nd January, 2014 ;Revised: 22nd February 2014

Abstract :Malaria is one of the most harmful diseases in Ranchi is known that Malaria is a mosquito borne infectious disease of humans. It is caused by the genus Plasmodium. In Ranchi district there are many plants which are being used by the ethnic tribal population to cure malaria. In the present paper, 38 plant species have been identified with the help of herbal practitioners which are claimed to be effective against malaria. There are 32 castes which are enlisted in the category of the scheduled tribes in Jharkhand. Out of these 32 castes are the original inhabitants of the Present Ranchi District who have been using some plants traditionally to treat malaria.

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