Importance of medicinal plants in Tharu tribal life

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Pramila Pandey
Narendra Shankar Pandey


India has the largest population of tribes in the world. Tharu tribes have been found in the tarain region of Uttar Pradesh. These tribal communities have a long tradition of being dependent on forests for their various needs. They have acquired valuable knowledge on the use of wild plants for foods, fuel, fodder and health care and other purpose in their daily life. The purpose of this study is to document the disappearance of traditional indigenous tribes based on their oral tradition of using indigenous medicinal plants. These medicinal plants are used for treatment of various diseases of human being of digestive system, joints, liver, kidney etc.

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Pandey P, Pandey N. Importance of medicinal plants in Tharu tribal life. ANSDN [Internet]. 31Jul.2022 [cited 29Jan.2023];10(01):. Available from:
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