Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Study of ethnomedicinal plants used by the Oraon tribe of Jashpur district (C.G.) India
Author(s): Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma
Abstract: Jashpur situated in the eastern side of the state Chhattisgarh, India. Jashpur is inhabited by a large number of tribes such as Oraon / Kurunkh, Nagesia, Kanwar, Birhor, Baiga, Paharia korwa and Munda, amongst which Oraon is the major tribe. Ethnobotanical survey was conducted among the Oraon tribe of Jashpur during 2014 to 2016. In the present study survey is being made to explore the use of medicinal plants for piles, bone fracture, diarrhoea, respiratory problems, polio, body swelling, backache, delivery problems, fever, paralysis, rangbaj (skin discolouration) for shock due to lightning, veterinary fracture, when children become unconscious due to fear or shock., oral diseases, blood purification, liver disorders and wounds by the aboriginals of the district.