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The Biobrio 8(3 & 4), 2021

Ethnomedicinal study of some wetland plants of Udhwa lake bird sanctuary of Rajmahal, Jharkhand

Sutanu Lal Bondya & Nitu Bharti


This paper present the results of an ethnomedicinal study of wetlands of Udhwa lake bird
sanctuary of Rajmahal, Jharkhand are presented. Ethnomedicinal data and specimens were
collected during 2018-2020 of field study. Field study consisted of plant collection and interview
with the local traditional healers. The result revealed that 27 wetland plant species under 23
genera and 17 families were under use by the local communities against 32 different ailments.
The communication reports for the first time 13 species with new medicinal uses. The survival
of these native wetland species is threatened and hence attention on the wetland resources
especially those having economic value is warranted.

Keywords:    Ethnomedicine, Wetland plants, Udhwa, Rajmahal, Jharkhand

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