Traditional knowledge about plant medicine Vs. Socio economic development of the tribal people -a study in Ausgram-1 Block of Birbhum District, West Bengal, India.
Ranjan Paul
Ayurveda, Endangered, Ethnobotany, Modern education.
Birbhum district of West Bengal has a long and potential history of tribal culture. They are rich in ethnobotanical knowledge. Almost all the villages there are some elder persons having knowledge of plant medicine and their respective medicinal importance. Due to low side effects and low cost, economically weaker section of the people are to rely on their traditional medicine system. But these age-old knowledge are now on the way of extinction. Kabiraj or Gunins are very much reluctant to make any documentation of their knowledge. this special knowledge always runs through their progenitors. However modern education system are spreading gradually through the young generation of the tribal people. Modern medical system also reached to the tribal village. Younger generation of tribal community are not showing their interest in traditional knowledge. So It is the high time to document their ethnic knowledge which may play a vital role in homeopathy, Ayurveda, and as an indicator of past environment and conservation of nature and natural resources. The present survey in Ausgram block of Birbhum district depicts the similar story. Measure should be taken immediately to preserve this almost endangered highly valued ethno-botanical culture before its complete extinction.
Article Details
Unique Paper ID: 154279

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 10

Page(s): 396 - 402
Article Preview & Download

Share This Article

Conference Alert


AICTE Sponsored National Conference on Smart Systems and Technologies

Last Date: 25th November 2021

SWEC- Management


Last Date: 7th November 2021

Go To Issue

Call For Paper

Volume 9 Issue 10

Last Date for paper submitting for March Issue is 25 March 2023

About Us enables door in research by providing high quality research articles in open access market.

Send us any query related to your research on

Social Media

Google Verified Reviews

Contact Details