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The Biobrio 7(3 & 4), 2020

Studies on prevalence of Malaria in Santhal and Paharias and their Folklore treatment in Pakur, Jharkhand

Saba Iqbal and Smirity Prabhai


A survey was conducted to know the folklore medicine used to cure malaria prevailing among the Santha and
Paharias communities in Pakur District of Santhal Pargana, Jharkhand. A total of 20 plant species were reported
to use either singly or in combination with other plants are reported to cure Malaria. These plants are
distributed among 14 families and 17 genus.

Keywords:    Malaria, Folklore, Pakur, Santhal, Paharias.

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