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Title: Ethnomedicinal value of traditional food plants used by the Zeliang tribe of Nagaland
Authors: Singh, N Premkumar
Gajurel, PR
Rethy, P
Keywords: Nagaland;Zeliang tribe;Ethnomedicinal uses;Traditional food plants
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A47G 19/26, A47J 39/02, A61K 36/00
Abstract: The Naga tribes of Nagaland have a unique tradition of selection and utilization of plant resources. Many food plants both from cultivation and wild are being used as ethnomedicinal plants by the herbal healer in Naga society. The Zeliang is one of the dominant tribe of Nagaland with rich indigenous knowledge systems and have minimum impact of present day modernization. The tribe has aged old unique food habits for their nutritional support and health cares. The present paper highlights the ethnomedicinal uses of 35 food plants belonging to 26 families used by the Zeliang tribe of Nagaland. These food plants include mostly the species used for vegetables, condiments and fruits.
Page(s): 298-305
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.14(2) [April 2015]

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