Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Study of medicinal plants used to heal skin diseases by tribes of west Singhbhum district of Jharkhand (India)
Swati Celia Topno and Manoj Ranjan Sinha
The present paper deals with the study of 30 medicinal plant belonging to 22 families used by the tribal people of West Singhbhum, Jharkhand(India) to heal skin diseases such as eczema, leprosy, leucoderma, scabies, skin eruptions, ringworms, wounds, etc. This paper reports on herbal plants used to cure various skin diseases is based on the survey conducted in the Tonto and Jhinkpani block of West Singhbhum district. The survey was conducted during month of June 2013 to May 2014 for spot collection, identification and ethnobotanical enumeration of herbal plants. The information was provided by elderly people of the village regarding the medicinal use of the plants and was compared with the available literature. The botanical names of the plants species are arranged alphabetically with their families, local name and the part of the plant used to treat various skin diseases. Without proper documentation of traditional knowledge of medicinal plants, the cultural heritage is losing. Hence, the study was carried out with an aim to document medicinal plants for the treatment of various skin diseases.
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Swati Celia Topno and Manoj Ranjan Sinha. Study of medicinal plants used to heal skin diseases by tribes of west Singhbhum district of Jharkhand (India). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1):371-376.