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Title: Common Medicinal Herbs of Low-Lying Lands in Jhargram District, West Bengal, India
Authors: Bhakat, Ram Kumar
Das, Soma Dutta
Sen, Uday Kumar
Keywords: Indigenous knowledge
Jhargram district
Low-lying land
Medicinal herbs
Issue Date: Apr-2019
Publisher: Registrar , Vidyasagar University , Midnapore , West Bengal , India , 721102
Series/Report no.: Vol.25;
Abstract: Low-lying lands in and around forests, agricultural and waterlogged depressions, being highly productive, support a host of precious medicinal plants, among other plant resources. This article for the first time discusses the role of the indigenous knowledge system around the use of herbal resources of these low land environments of Jhargram district in West Bengal. The study records the use of 50 medicinal plants species under 48 genera distributed over 31 families which are used to treat various human ailments. It also makes a humble plea to highlight the health-friendly role of herbal resources in healthcare systems sustainably.
Description: PP:51-60
ISSN: 0972-8503
Appears in Collections:Indian Journal of Biological Sciences Vol.25 [2019]

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