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The Biobrio 9(1 & 2), 2022

Ethnomedicinal importance and utilization of Cissus quadrangularis Linn. in Ranchi District

Nisha Panna and Jyoti Kumar


areas. The area of research is documentation of ethnomedicinal knowledge for curing the
various diseases in the rural areas of Ranchi by traditional healers. The present study was
aimed at investigating the traditional utilization of ethnomedicinal plant Cissus quadrangularis
Linn. in Ranchi District, Jharkhand. The study area is part of rich resources of ethnomedicinal
knowledge of India. Since ancient times, ethnomedicines have been a good contribution to
curing the diseases by local practitioners. In this study, stem and root parts of medicinal plant
is being used for treatment of fracture of bones and bone related diseases. Questionnaires
were mainly based on information concerning the plant parts used by local people and medicinal
plant practitioner through personal interview.

Keywords:    Documentation, ethnomedicinal, practitioner, questionnaire, traditional

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