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The Biobrio 5(3 & 4), 2018

Herbal Remedies for Curing Haemorrhoid by the Munda Tribe of Jharkhand

Geetanjali Singh and Jyoti Kumar


Herbal remedies are the medicines made from roots, rhizomes, tubers, barks, stems, leaves, flowers or fruits of the plants. The indigenous communities are the storehouse of rich traditional knowledge system for curing several diseases using wild plants growing in the localities in which they are residing. The plants used to cure a particular disease vary from person to person, community to community and locality to locality. Therefore, it is important to document every bit of this traditional knowledge before they are lost. The present article deals with the documentation and inventorization of about 14 wild ethnomedicinal plants used by the people of Munda tribe to cure haemorrhoids or piles.

Keywords:    Herbal remedies, ethnomedicine, Haemorrhoid, piles, Munda tribe, traditional knowledge

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