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Weeds utilized in the rapeutical purposes by the ethnic tribes of Khunti District(Jharkhand ) India

B. Sahua*, A. K. Choudharya & Subhash Chandra Mahatoa
*aEthnobotanical Laboratory, University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Received, 10th December: 2013 ; Revised: 25th January, 2014

 Abstract : The ethnic-tribes of Khunti district are very expertise in utilizing different weeds as medicine for the treatment of various ailments/diseases. Altogether 22 species of weeds, belonging to 19 families, have been documented during the Ethno-medico-botanical survey in Khunti district. The weeds are used by the local horopaths, vaids, kabirajs, pahans and other knowledgeable indigenous people for the treatment of various ailments/diseases such as jaundice, fever, gastro-intestinal problems, spermatorrhoea, rheumatism and skin problems. Prominent weeds are Achyranthes aspera, Boerhaavia diffusa, Cynodon dactylon, Euphorbia hirta, Phyllanthus niruri, Commelina benghalensis, Cyperus rotundus, Eclipta alba, Leucas aspera.

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