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The Biobrio 6(1 & 2), 2019

Ethnomedicinal uses of Pteridophytes of Chotanagpur Plateau, Jharkhand

Sutanu Lal Bondya and Prasanjit Mukherjee


The present communication deals with the ethnomedicinal uses of pteridophytes in the treatment of various diseases. These pteridophytes are widely used by the local tribes and the plant material is sold in the local market of Chotanagpur Plateau. They grow naturally in rock crevices and boulders near water stream in shady and moist places. The present study documents ethnomedicinal usage of eight petridophytic plants, which are prevalent in study area along with botanical name, family, vernacular name, distribution, plant parts used and mode of use.

Keywords:    Traditional, Medicine, Ethnomedicine, Pteridophytes, Chotanagpur, Tribes

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