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Title: Medicinal plants used in traditional medicine in Lohit and Dibang valley districts of Arunachal Pradesh
Authors: Shankar, Rama
Rawat, M S
Keywords: Ethnomedicine;Traditional medicine;Arunachal Pradesh;Folklore;Mishmi;Khamti;Singpho
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/16, A61P5/00, A61P5/50, A61P11/00, A61P11/06, A61P13/00, A61PlS100, A61P15/02, A61P17/00, A61P17/02, A61P19/00, A61P29/00, A61P33/06
Abstract: The paper deals with medicinal plants used in various traditional systems of medicine in Lohit, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang valley districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The three adjoining districts are located in the extremity of the state bounded by China in the Northeastern part, Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh in the Southeastern part; state of Assam in the Southwest as well as East Siang and Upper Siang districts are in the western part. Lohit is inhabited by Mishmi, Khamti and Singpho tribes while the Lower Dibang valley and Dibang valley districts are inhabited by Mishmi tribe. Mishmi are divided into Idu Mishmi and Digaru Mishmi tribes. Brief account of the tribes, their mode of living and food habits along with detailed account of distribution of medicinal plants used in various systems of medicine have been described.
Page(s): 288-295
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.07(2) [April 2008]

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