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Ethnomedicine of Pakur district in santhalpragana of Jharkhand, India- plants used in oral health care

Sunita Thakura, Sudhanshu Kumarb & Jyoti Kumarc
aDepartment of Botany, Doranda College, Doranda, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
bDepartment of Botany, P.P.K. College, Bundu, Jharkhand, India
cP.G.Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 12th December, 2017 ; Revised : 9th February, 2018

Abstract : The use of traditional medicine is quite popular amongst the ethnic groups of santhal pragana of Jharkhand. This knowledge of natural medicinal plants and there use includes dental ailments also. Data about the local wild leafy vegetables was gathered through PRA exercise, questioner and interview of ethnic and other respondent people of Pakur districts. The widespread use of these natural medicines is of great importance in maintaining oral health economically in the santhal pragana.


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