Ethnobotanical use of plants in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India
Abhishek Konar and Anusree Mondal
An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among tribals of Birbhum district of West Bengal, India. Birbhum is a great biodiversity region. The exploration, identification and documentation on utilisation of ethnobotanical resources are essential for restoration and preservation of Ethnomedicinal knowledge about the plants and conservation of these species for greater interest of human society. Birbhum is a rich diversity of ethnomedicinal plants as well as a rich heritage of traditional medicine practices. A total of 36 plant species belonging and 34 families were reported to be used for treating various physical ailments.