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Abstract                 Volume:3  Issue-5  Year-2016          Original Research Articles

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An Overview of Medicinally Important Phyto Resources Used by the Manipuri Community of North Tripura District of Tripura, North East India
H. Reshmi Singha1, Kripamoy Chakraborty1 and Abhijit Datta2*
1Department of Botany, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar-799 022, Tripura, India
2Department of Botany, Government Degree College Dharmanagar, Dharmanagar-799 253, Tripura, India
*Corresponding author

An ethno-medicinal investigation was conducted for the documentation of the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants being used by the Manipuri community of north Tripura district. This present investigation provides valuable information about the different uses of plants in their primary health care system. The information had been documented by interviewing their own medicine man called Maiba or Maibi following different ethnobotanical methods. We have documented 43 plants species belonging to 35 families used for treating 42 human ailments. Among the medicinal plants reported, the most common growth form was herbs (55.81%) followed by trees (30.99%) and shrubs (13.95%). Leaves were the most frequently used plant parts. The high degree of consensus among the informants suggests that existing use and knowledge are still strong, and thus the preservation of indigenous knowledge would show good prudence in acting before much has been lost. This study also provides a better database for future studies.

Keywords: Ailment,Ethno-medicine,Indigenous knowledge,Manipuri community
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Reshmi Singha, H., Chakraborty, K., Datta, A., 2016. An overview of medicinally important phyto resources used by the Manipuri community of North Tripura District of Tripura, North East India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 3(5): 46-53. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2016.305.007
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