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Title: Ethnobotanical knowledge of local communities of Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, Trashiyangtse, Bhutan
Authors: Wangyal, Jigme Tshelthrim
Keywords: Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary;Traditional Knowledge;Sharchogpa;Zalakha
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int.Cl.8:A61K 36/00, A61K, A61D 7/00
Abstract: This paper discusses the ethnobotanical knowledge of the three ethnic groups, viz. Sharchogpa, Zalakha speaking people and the Bhutanese of Tibetan origin, that inhabit the wildlife sanctuary. Of the 165 ethnobotanical species used by the communities, 67 are used for treating different diseases while 98 are used for woodcrafts, handicraft, vegetables, fodder, fibres, dying clothes and making tea, etc. Ericaceae with 16 species was found to be the most used plant family. Ophiocordyceps sinensis [Berk.] Sacc., was found next most useful to locals as the main source of cash income for the upland dwellers.
Page(s): 447-452
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(3) [July 2012]

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