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Title: Folk medicines used by the Moran of Brahmaputra valley, Tinsukia district, Assam, India
Authors: Kalita, Dilip
Bonoranjan, Phukan
Keywords: Moran
Folk medicine
Brahmaputra valley
Barak valley
Tinsukia district
Assam
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.8— A61K 36/00, A61P 1/04, A61P 1/14, A61P 19/02, A61P 19/06, A61P 7/12
Abstract: It is well known that from the time immemorial large numbers of plant species are used by the mankind for the treatment of different kinds of diseases. The herbal folklore of the Moran of Tinsukia District of Assam is very rich hence, an attempt has been made to study and document uses and methods of applications of various plants for different diseases. During present study treatment of 10 diseases namely acidity, anemia, blood poisoning, constipation, diabetes, gout, rheumatism, piles, stomach pain and tetanus were paid attention and noted medicines applied to cure them. A total number of 19 such medicinally important plant species are reported in this paper.
Page(s): 73-76
ISSN: 0972-592X
Source:NPR Vol.8(1) [January-February 2009]

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