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Ethno-medico-botanical survey in Bishnugarh block of Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India

Rajesh Sinhaa* & Radha Krishan Jhaa
Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi
Received 20th December, 2013; Revised 30th January, 2014

Abstract : Bishnugarh block, located in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand State harbour rich plant diversity.The tribal communities, living in and around the sacred groves are endowed with rich traditional botanical knowledge pertaining to medicinal values of plant species. In the present study, we documented 20 vascular plant species of medicinal value used by the tribes. The paper deals with the systematic enumeration of the species with brief description, their distribution, phenology, local hindi names, and medicinal uses along with mode of administration. Over-exploitation and unscientific collection of some medicinal plants threatening the resource and warrants sustainable harvesting by the local communities.

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