Role of some ethno medicines used by the Santal tribal people, of the district Bankura, W.B., India, for abortifacient purposes
Subhra Basak, Arpita Banerjee, Chanchal Kumar Manna
Bankura is one of the Tribal rich districts of West Bengal, India. Amongst the various tribal communities, the Santal Tribal community, have a good knowledge about the medicinal uses of the plants for various purposes.
A detailed survey work of the Dist. Bankura was made during the period 2003-2006. With the help of various questionnaires, the Tribal medicine man/woman were asked about the medicines used for various ailments, especially for the antifertility purposes. Most of them do not know the mechanism of action of the medicines prepared by them for the antifertility purposes but they are quite confident about the efficacy of the plants for many years.
The medicine men of the Santal Community do not want to express their traditional knowledge to the common people. But for the scientific studies, the ethno medicinal use of the plant parts or products presented here are mainly for the abortive purposes.
Subhra Basak, Arpita Banerjee, Chanchal Kumar Manna. Role of some ethno medicines used by the Santal tribal people, of the district Bankura, W.B., India, for abortifacient purposes. J Med Plants Stud 2016;4(2):125-129.