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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2013)

Traditional Medicinal Flora of the District Buxar (Bihar, India)

Author(s):

Arvind Singh, Manavendra Kumar Singh, Ritesh Singh

Abstract:
Buxar district (Bihar,India) is one of the less floristically studied regions of central Gangetic plain. The district lacks dense forests and its medicinal flora exclusively consists of dicot angiosperms. A total of 84 species belonging to 27 families were reported in this study. Majority of the reported plants were herbs with highest contribution from family Fabaceae (12). The present paper deals with the traditional uses of these plants. Plants and their part thereof were used to treat diseases such as - malaria, small pox, leprosy, diarrhea, diabetes, rheumatisms, hepatitis A, heart problems, elephantiasis, STDs, asthma, dysentery, in pregnancy complications and against snake and scorpion poisons. Findings will help in conservation and cultivation of these plants.

Pages: 41-49  |  1599 Views  61 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Arvind Singh, Manavendra Kumar Singh, Ritesh Singh. Traditional Medicinal Flora of the District Buxar (Bihar, India). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;2(2):41-49.