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Ethnomedicinal plants used in the treatment of skin diseases by the tribals of topchanchi wild life sanctuary area Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.

Anamika S, Kamini Kumar*

Abstract


Topchanchi Wild Life Sanctuary, Dhanbad is less studied and investigated, as this area is far from town. Ethnic and non-ethnic communities of this area are using medicinal plant for the treatment of many ailments. An ethnomedicinal plant survey was conducted among vaidyas of this area. A list of plants was prepared which they use for skin diseases. A total of 12 plants of various species were documented in curing various types of skin diseases like eczema, cellulites, swellings and sores.


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Ethnomedicinal; skin disease; tribals; Wild Life Sanctuary.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21746/ijbio.2016.03.0012

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