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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: 45, Pages: 4267-4274

Original Article

Folklore Claims of Ethno-Medicinal Plants Used by Ethnic People of Kohima District, Nagaland, India

Received Date:03 September 2023, Accepted Date:20 October 2023, Published Date:06 December 2023


Objectives: Investigation based on ethno botanical to gather the data on medicinal plants in Eastern Himalayas (Kohima district, Nagaland) was carried out in Kohima District, Nagaland. For the purpose of collecting information from the Naga tribes, an integrated approach involving botanical collections, group discussions, and interviews with questionnaires is used. Methods: The naturally growing or wild plants of the study area are used by many tribal people as food and medicine sources. Based on ancient methods of treatment using ethno-medicine, different types of trees, shrubs, herbs, and underground modifications such as roots, stalks, bark, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds have high value. Findings: In this study, a total of 60 ethno-medicinal plant species from 34 families are documented. There was documentation of the botanical name, family name, common name, local name, parts used, and medicinal applications. For treating illnesses, plant parts were usually preferred in the form of extract juice, extract, paste, or powder. The fresh parts of the plant were generally used to make medicines. Application: The acknowledged ethno-medicinal plants were found to be typically used to alleviate diseases, injury, rheumatic joins, diabetes and asthma. The indigenous knowledge available to these people are critical in detecting natural resources quickly and correctly.

Keywords: Medicinal Plants, Ethno Medicine And Survey, Ethnobotany, Focus Group Discussions, Phytochemicals


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© 2023 Rajaganesh et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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