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The Biobrio 5(3 & 4), 2018

Aquatic Weeds: Nutritional Supplement with High Therapeutic Value

Hem Kant Jha, Prasanjit Mukherjee and Jyoti Kumar


The present paper deals with positive aspects of aquatic weeds, which in general, have been regarded as undesirable, troublesome and unwanted vegetation in limnetic habitat, interfering navigation, causing loss of aesthetic value of water bodies etc. and have been regarded as economic drain. But in other hand they are elixir of life and boon to mankind due to high nutritional and therapeutic value. The present work includes compilation and documentation of 29 aquatic weeds used as vegetables and for medicinal purposes belonging to 29 genera and 25 families found in Jamtara district of Jharkhand state.

Keywords:    Nutritional, Therapeutic, Vegetables, Jamtara

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