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Title: <b style=""><i style="">Gymnocladus</i></b><b style=""><i style=""> assamicus </i>Kanjilal ex P.C. Kanjilal fruit—A soap substitute </b>
Authors: Choudhury, B I
Khan, M L
Arunachalam, A
Arunachalam, K
Keywords: Arunachal Pradesh
Endangered
Conservation
Ethnobotany
<i style="">Gymnocladus</i><i style=""> assamicus</i>
<span class="SpellE"><i style="">Monpa</i></span>
Seeds
Coffee
Groundnut
Pods
Soap
Adhesives
Substitute
<i style="">Torgen</i>
<i>Torma</i>
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b>Int. cl.<sup>8</sup>—</b> A61K 8/00, A23L 1/00
Abstract: <b style=""><i style="">Gymnocladus</i></b><b style=""><i style=""> assamicus</i> Kanjilal ex P.C. Kanjilal</b>, a leguminous tree endemic to North-East India, bears fleshy pods with tempting smell. <i style="">Monpa</i> tribal community living in Dirang circle of West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh utilizes its pods as a substitute for soap/detergent required for removing sticky adhesives and consumes roasted seeds as substitute for groundnut and coffee. Peoples also make use of the pods for removing/expelling leeches of their domestic animals. The present paper highlights different ethnobotanical uses of this plant and suggests further study and conservation strategies to revive its natural population.
Description: 427-429
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7896
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.6(5) [September-October 2007]

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