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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part A
Medicinal plants used by tribals in Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal, India

Debadin Bose, Joydeep Ghosh Roy, Surabhi Das Mahapatra (Sarkar), Tanmoy Datta, Subhendu Das Mahapatra & Hiranmoy Biswas

An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among tribals of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India. People of all tribal villages mostly rely on ethnomedicinal practices; particularly in treating common physical problems like smaller injuries, cough and cold, skin diseases, stomachache and abdominal disorder, etc. A total of 115 plant species belonging to 103 genera and 62 families were reported to be used for treating 69 various physical ailments. In terms of the number of medicinal plant species, Piperaceae (8 species), Asteraceae (9 species) and Verbenaceae (6 species) are dominant families. Among different plant parts used for the preparation of medicine, the the leaves were most frequently used for the treatment of diseases followed by roots and whole plant.
Plant parts used for the preparation of medicine.
Fig.: Plant parts used for the preparation of medicine.
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How to cite this article:
Debadin Bose, Joydeep Ghosh Roy, Surabhi Das Mahapatra (Sarkar), Tanmoy Datta, Subhendu Das Mahapatra & Hiranmoy Biswas. Medicinal plants used by tribals in Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal, India. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2015; 3(3): 15-21.
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