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The Biobrio 8(1 & 2), 2021

Ethnomedicinal studies of common plants of Khunti district of Jharkhand, India

Dara Singh Gupta, Manjula Gupta and Ashok Kumar


The investigation on the local knowledge about traditional herbal medicine is becoming
increasingly important in defining strategies and actions for conservation of medicinal plants.
The study therefore considered worthwhile to collect various information from local rural and
tribal population living in Khunti district of Jharkhand (India). Concerning the use of medicinal
plants, very common species during the surveyed were identified. Ethno medicinal plants are
traditionally used in different parts of Khunti district of Jharkhand (three blocks areas). These
common plants used for the treatment of different diseases like gastrointestinal disorders,
urinary tract infections, respiratory problems, skin diseases, heart diseases etc. But so far the
records published on folk and traditional health approaches, practiced in Khunti district as
well as other parts of Jharkhand are still very scarce. Ethnopharmacological field studies not
only contribute in the public health domain but also serve as the basis for further
pharmaceutical and medical researches...

Keywords:    Medicinal plants, Khunti district, Ethnopharmacological, Traditional usages

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