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The Biobrio 2(3 & 4), 2015

Ethnobotanical studies on wild Leafy Vegetables consumed by “Ho”tribes of W. Singhbhum District, Jharkhand, India

Sangita Horo and Salomi Topno


The present paper reveals the leafy vegetables plant species of W. Sighbhum, Jharkhand, India, during the exploration work. Total 35 leafy vegetables are reported which consumed by “Ho” tribes and these wild plants which are under not cultivation. Attempts were made to collect information from them regarding the uses of leaves and shoot part of the plant. Besides, botanical names, local names, method of vegetables preparation, and also other medicinal uses.

Keywords:    leafy vegetables, ethnic groups, Ho tribes, nutritional value, W. Singhbhum

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