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Study of medicinal trees in Pandwa block of Palamu District

Deepak Kumar* & Arpana Sinha
University Department of Botany, Dr.Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University,Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 2nd January, 2023 ; Revised : 2nd February, 2023

Abstract– Comprehensive study of medicinal trees has been taken from Pandwa block of district Palamu from where about 45 medicinal trees species which belonged to 24 families are recorded by help of vaidh, native peoples, knowledgeable persons and tribal men that are being used trees parts such as bark, leaves, fruits, stem etc, for the treatment of several diseases viz. malaria, dysentery, anemia, diabetes etc. Koraiya (Wrightia tinctoria Roxb.) species is found as a rare species belonged to Apocyanaceae family as well as Palas (Butea monosperma L.) is the dominating species that belonged to family Fabaceae and widely used in the treatment of various ailments. Almost 32 tribal communities are belonged to Palamu district as far as people of Pandwa block of the district Palamu are very conscious about treating properties of medicinal trees. Pandwa is prevalent as a major production of minerals and using of great significance of medicinal trees that are crucially helpful for diseases.

Key words: Medicinal trees, Biodiversity, Communities, Betla national park, Minerals

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