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Abstract                 Volume:5  Issue-7  Year-2017          Original Research Articles


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Study of Some Traditionally Important Medicinal Plants for Primary Healthcare by Local People in the Northern Part of Malda District, West Bengal (India)
Sudip Some1,2*, Ashmita Ghosh1, Jaydip Mukherjee2 and Debasmita Basu3
1Department of Microbiology, Raiganj University,Raiganj – 733134,West Bengal, India
2Department of Life Sciences, Chanchal Siddheswari Institution (H.S.), Chanchal – 732123, West Bengal, India
3Kanua Bhawanipur High School (H.S.), Isadpur, Chanchal – 732123, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Since the dawn of civilization traditional knowledge of medicinal plants become an integral part of society. Rural and sub urban people across the globe have a long tradition to use medicinal plants for curing different ailments. An investigation had been carried out on traditionally important medicinal plants used by the local people for primary health care in the northern part of Malda district, West Bengal, India. A total of 72 plant species belonging 43 families of 66 genera had been obtained through our study. Herbs were emerged as predominant types and leaves were found frequently used in curing of different ailments in our study. Majority of plants had been used in curing gastrointestinal, followed by dermal problems. The study indicates the needs of conservation of medicinal plants and explores the future prospect of research on this issue.

Keywords: Medicinal plants, Traditional knowledge, Healthcare, Gastrointestinal and Dermal problems, Conservation
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Sudip Some, Ashmita Ghosh, Jaydip Mukherjee and Debasmita Basu. 2017. Study of Some Traditionally Important Medicinal Plants for Primary Healthcare by Local People in the Northern Part of Malda District, West Bengal (India).Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(7): 1-9
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.507.001