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TRADITIONAL USE OF PLANTS IN CURING STOMACH AILMENTS BY TRIBALS OF JHARKHAND, ORISSA AND WEST BENGAL

Article Id: ARCC5264 | Page : 223-225
Citation :- TRADITIONAL USE OF PLANTS IN CURING STOMACH AILMENTS BY TRIBALS OF JHARKHAND, ORISSA AND WEST BENGAL.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2007.(26):223-225
Rekha Sinha Valeria Lakra and Pushpa Mahanta
Address : Directorate of Extension Education Birsa Agricultural University, Kanke, Ranchi 834 006, India

Abstract

Treatment of diseases with medicinal plants among tribals is widespread because of effectiveness, easy availability, lack of modern heath care alternatives, cultural preferences and century old association emaciation with the plant and in this present study, an attempt was made to document these indigenous knowledge of ten ethinic groups of Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal. Altogether 22 plant species have been reported to be used by the tribals of this region since long time for curing stomach aliments. Of 22 plant species, 12 are used for stomach pain, 8 for gastric trouble and 2 species are used for worms.

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