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Title: Ethnobotanical uses of some plants by Tripuri and Reang tribes of Tripura
Authors: Das, Himangshu Bikash
Majumdar, Koushik
Datta, B K
Ray, Debasis
Keywords: Medicinal plants
Reang tribes
Traditional herbal practice
Tripuri tribes
Tripura
India
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.8 — A61K 36/00
Abstract: An ethno-medicinal survey of plants in Tripura state revealed that some less known medicinal plants have been used by the indigenous tribes. The valid scientific name, family, local name(s), habit, dosages and traditional formulation of 33 species belonging to 32 genera and 25 families are enumerated in the paper. The ethnic people of Tripuri and Reang communities of Tripura are involved in using these medicinal plants. Traditional beliefs, concepts, knowledge and practices among them for preventing, lessening or curing disease are accessible till now. Still they depend upon such traditional healthcare and the need for immediate documentation of such knowledge and conservation of these valuable plants are emphasized to secure it for our future generation.
Page(s): 172-180
ISSN: 0972-592X
Source:NPR Vol.8(2) [March-April 2009]

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