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Title: Some ethnomedicines used by the Tai Ahom of Dibrugarh district, Assam, India
Authors: Kalita, Dilip
Phukan, Bonoranjan
Keywords: Assam;Dibrugarh;Ethnomedicine;Medicinal plants;Tai Ahom
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. cl.8 - A61K 36/00
Abstract: It is well known fact that from the time immemorial, large number of plant species were used by the mankind for the treatment of different kind of diseases. The ethno-medico-botanical folklore of Tai Ahom of Dibrugarh district of Assam is very rich. An attempt has been made to study ethnomedicines used by the Tai Ahom people of the study areas for the treatment of 17 commonly occurring diseases like abdominal pain, abscess, cough, cut-injury, diarrhoea, dysentery, epilepsy, epitaxis, fracture, gastric, inflammation, loosening of teeth, loss of appetite, migraine, sleeplessness, sour in mouth, whooping cough and worms. A total number of 24 medicinally important plant species are reported in this paper.
Page(s): 507-511
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.1(4) [December 2010]

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