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The Biobrio 8(1 & 2), 2021

Exclusive ethnomedicinal uses of Rheumatism in Jhargram District of West Bengal.

Arpita Chakraborty and Jyoti Kumar


Jhargram district consists of eight blocks and the eight blocks are covered with forests having
different types of trees, herbs and shrubs. The district is locally called 'Jangal Mahal' of the
state. The majority of populations are tribal. From ancient time tribal and other than tribal
people of Jhargram district are well acquainted with different plant resources for the treatment
of Rheumatism. Rheumatism or rheumatic diseases generally mean musculoskeletal diseases
in which joints, tendons, ligaments, bones are affected. Generally, it is an autoimmune and
inflammatory disease that occurs when a body immune system mistakenly attacks own body's
tissue causing painful swellings...

Keywords:    Rheumatism, Musculoskeletal disease, Jangal Mahal, Immune system, Ethnobotanical Survey

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