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Title: Medicinal plants of North Cachar Hills district of Assam used by the Dimasa tribe
Authors: Rout, Jayashree
Sajem, Albert L
Nath, Minaram
Keywords: Dimasa tribe;Traditional healer;North Cachar Hills;Assam
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int.Cl.8:A01D 13/25, A01D 23/07, A01D 23/09, A01D 7/13, A01D 7/14, A01D 20/46
Abstract: A total of 47 plants species have been reported herein to be used in the treatment of diseases like urinary disorder, diarrhoea, malaria, etc. Among the plant types, herbs species were the most frequently used. Ferns and cycad also find usage in their traditional healing system. Notable among the plants documented is the use of a threatened species like Gloriosa superba as antihelmintics, Cycas revoluta for urinary problems, Elaeagnus caudata for miscarriage, etc. A complete account of species, parts used, mode of preparation and dosage for curing diseases like diarrhoea, malaria, jaundice, diabetes, high blood pressure, snakebite, etc. have been investigated in detail.
Page(s): 520-527
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(3) [July 2012]

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