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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)

Ethnobotanical uses of Eclepta prostrata (L) in Argada and Sirka coal wary of Ramgarh District in Jharkhand

Author(s):

Jayanti Kumari, CTN Singh, Phallo Kumari and Diwakar Prasad Nirala

Abstract:
Eclipta prostrata has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and herbal system of medicine used by the tribes of Jharkhand. In the present investigation ethnobotanical uses of Eclipta prostrata from the study areas of Argada and Sirka coal wary of Ramgarh District in Jharkhand has been recorded. The standard methods of ethnobotanical explorations were open-ended interviews, semi-structured interviews and structured interviews. The paste of Amla fruit, Methi seeds, Neem leaves and Eclepta prostrata leaves were applied over the scalp portion of head for one to two hours continued for four to six months to control hair fall and promoting the growth of hair. Eclepta prostrata plant was used for many purposes like in Asthma, Bronchitis, Constipation, Diarrhoea and dysentery, Body pain, General weakness, Pneumonia, Fever, High blood pressure, Jaundice, Liver and spleen enlargement, Skin diseases and loss of appetite.

Pages: 1961-1962  |  1155 Views  168 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Jayanti Kumari, CTN Singh, Phallo Kumari and Diwakar Prasad Nirala. Ethnobotanical uses of Eclepta prostrata (L) in Argada and Sirka coal wary of Ramgarh District in Jharkhand. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):1961-1962.

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