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Natural products traditionally used by the tribal people of the Purulia district, West Bengal, India for the abortifacient purpose

  • CELLMED
  • Abbr : CellMed
  • 2013, 3(2), pp.14-14
  • Publisher : Cellmed Orthocellular Medicine and Pharmaceutical Association
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > General Medicine

Amaresh Maiti 1 Nithar Ranjan Madhu 2 Chanchal Kumar Manna 3

1S. E. Railway Bo
2Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
3University of Kalyani

ABSTRACT

The paper provides a brief account of 11 plant species used by the tribal people of the district Purulia, West Bengal, India. Most of the plant species are common in this district and some have not been reported earlier for abortive purposes, pharmacology for preparation of medicines for antifertility. All these data were obtained from the tribal medicine men (ojha). At least 10 interview reports of various tribal medicine men were recorded. Parts of various medicinal plants were observed personally, collected and preserved as herbarium specimens for proper identification. The reports of various indigenous methods may help to give some clue in searching the potent contraceptives.

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