Investigation of ethno medicinal plants for the treatment of carbuncles from the Purulia district of West Bengal.
Author(s): Dulal Chandra Das*, Ghanashyam Mahato, Monalisa Das, Manik Lal Pati
Purulia, the western most district of West Bengal lies between 22°60�?¹ and 23°50�?¹ north latitude and 85°76�?¹ and 86°65�?¹ east latitude. Almost twelve ethnic groups (Bhumij, Birhor, Gond, Ho, Kharia, Kharwar, Kurmi, Lodha, Malpaharya, Munda Oraon, Santal) present in this district. The tribal people who reside in a very remote rural areas are fully dependent upon the herbals for the treatment of their different diseases as the nursing home and hospitals are far away from them. About 32 plant species have been recorded from this district for the treatment of carbuncle disease. The method of preparation of medicine, mode of administration and dosage application have been recorded from the tribal people and local herbal practitioners or healers of the district. In most of the cases leaves of the investigated Plants were used for the treatment of carbuncle.
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