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Title: Ethnomedicinal plants used by different tribes of Arunachal Pradesh
Authors: Khongsai, M
Saikia, S P
Kayang, H
Keywords: Ethnobotany;Traditional medicine;Arunachal Pradesh;Apatami, Mongpa;Sinpho;Tangsa;Padam;Ngishi;I-Idu tribes
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A01D 4/04, A01D4/34, A01D4/50, A01D13/29, A01D16/02, A01D16/04
Abstract: The study reveals about the vast diversity of herbal medicinal plants used by the various tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. The potential of ethnobotanical research and need for documentation of traditional knowledge pertaining to the medicinal plant utilization for the greater benefit of mankind is carried out. The investigation was performed by collection of local medicinal plants in consultation with the local tribal experts. The common medicinal plants used by Apatami, Mongpa, Sinpho and Tangsa tribes were studied and around 28 species were listed where mostly herbs are used for medicine. The Padam, Ngishi and I-Idu tribes of Arunachal Pradesh commonly used about 56 plant species as medicine from 29 families. The local people believed that dreadful diseases like cancer and diabetes can be treated with local herbal plants. Thus, the study focuses on potentials of ethnobotanical research, the needs for conservation and documentation of traditional medicinal knowledge for further availability and utilization to the benefit of mankind.
Page(s): 541-546
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.10(3) [July 2011]

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