Abortifacient Plants of Bahraich
Tripathi S.C., Singh Rahul Kumar
P.G. Department of Botany, Kisan P.G. College, Bahraich–271 801 (U.P.).
The present paper deals with the ethnobotanical accounts of seven plant species belonging to seven families of angiosperms. These plant species are used as abortifacient plants (to prevent pregnancy). The peculiar property was studied by personal interview, with tribal people residing in Nanpara Tehsil of district. The plant species wereSapindus ennarginatusvahl. of Sapindaceae, Semecarpus anacordium Linn. of Anacordiaceae,Carica papaya Linn. of Caracaceae, Momordica Charantia Linn. of Cucurbitaceae, Thevetia purviana Linn. of Apocyanaceae, Calotropis gigentia Linn. of Asclepiadaceae and Cuscutta reflexa Roxb. of Convolulaceae.