Metal contamination in traditionally used Medicinal plants: a serious threat in Murshidabad district, West Bengal, India

Pinaki Bose, Department of Environmental Science, Sewnarayan Rameswar Fatepuria College Beldanga, Murshidabad-742133, West Bengal, India
2018 International journal of experimental research and review  
Murshidabad district is one of the most highly Arsenic (As) prone areas of West Bengal, India. The predominantly rural population of this district greatly depends on traditionally used medicinal plants for treatment of various ailments and subjected to risk of arsenic contamination. The present study revealed that some naturally grown medicinal plants in this district were found to have the alarming level of concentration of arsenic and other metals (Fe, Cu) contamination. So, there should be
more » ... ised more consciousness on the toxic metal contamination of medicinal plants specifically, collected from contaminated sites.
doi:10.52756/ijerr.2018.v16.004 fatcat:nryuxv2h2fbxtpq2we6jazchce