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Title: Ethnomedicinal studies of the Khamti tribe of Arunachal Pradesh
Authors: Das, AK
Tag, Hui
Keywords: Arunachal Pradesh
Ethnomedicine
Folk medicine
Herbal remedies
Khamti tribe
Medicinal plants
Tribals
Issue Date: Jul-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/04, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/16, A61P3/08, A61P5/00, A61P5/50, A61P11/00, A61P11/06,A61P11/08,A61P11/10, A61P11/12, A61P19/00, A61P29/00, A61P29/02, A61P33/06
Abstract: An ethnobotanical study was done in Khamti dominated area of Chongkam and Namsai Circle of Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh during 2002-2004. Khamti tribe is rich in plant based traditional knowledge. Of 45 medicinal plants studied, 5 plants were found to be used in malaria and fever, 4 in bone fractured, 3 in anemia, 2 each in snakebite, cancer, reproductive health, and rabies, 1 each in tuberculosis, diabetes, and jaundice, and rest for curing different ailments which are used either singly or in combined form. The science of orthopaedics was found to be well developed and their medicinal preparation techniques are mostly accompanied by enchanting traditional mantra.
Page(s): 317-322
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.05(3) [July 2006]

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