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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Medico-ethnobotanical Claims from Sunaikuchi and Khulahat Reserve Forests in Morigaon District of Assam

Devanjal Bora, Ekta, Bandi Venkateshwarlu, Chinmay Rath, Anupam Kumar Mangal

Keywords : Ayurveda, Khulahat, Medico-ethnobotanical claims, Sunaikuchi,Folklore plants

Citation Information : Bora D, E, Venkateshwarlu B, Rath C, Mangal AK. Medico-ethnobotanical Claims from Sunaikuchi and Khulahat Reserve Forests in Morigaon District of Assam. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2020; 5 (3):143-147.

DOI: 10.5005/jdras-10059-0099

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 23-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim and objective: The present communication deals with report of medico-ethnobotanical claims and folklore medicinal plants documented during survey made to areas in and around Sunaikuchi and Khulahat Reserve Forests in Morigaon district of Assam. Materials and methods: Field surveys were conducted in the study area where folk healers were interviewed for documentation of medico-ethnobotanical information. The reported folklore plant specimens were collected, identified, and preserved. Results: The reported folk claims involve 10 medico-ethnobotanical claims for 9 disease conditions involving 12 medicinal plants under 12 genera represented by 11 families. Indications of respective species in traditional system of medicine have been reviewed against documented folklore medicinal plants for further validation of folk claims. Conclusion: Folklore plants are suggested for further validation and experimental screening. Significance: Corroboration with indications of traditional system of medicine will validate the use of the folklore plant.


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