Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part A (2019)
Use of medicinal plants in traditional health care practices by tribes of Dhemaji district, Assam, India
Author(s): Mousumi Gogoi, Dr. Mridula Saikia Barooah and Manisha Dutta
Abstract: Dhemaji district of Assam is very rich in plant biodiversity and has a great traditional knowledge based in plant resources. The various tribes inhabiting in Dhemaji district has some traditional health care practices. Therefore, a survey on traditional medicinal plants available in Dhemaji and its uses should be conducted. The present study was taken up to understand and find the use of plants as a source of medicine in their own medicine lore. Information was collected based on questionnaire and field walk. Identification of medicinal plants was done by local healers and senior persons. We were able to explore 64 indigenous plants used by various tribes in treatment of various common illness. From the study we can conclude that although Dhemaji district was prone to flood every year and faces severe loss, it is very rich in plant diversity as well as indigenous health care practices. Different parts of plants are used by local inhabitants for treating illness. The data includes list of such medicinal plants along with their scientific name, habit, local name, parts used and disease cured. Though some people are access to the medical healthcare services yet they prefer traditional methods in curing common illness.
How to cite this article:
Mousumi Gogoi, Dr. Mridula Saikia Barooah, Manisha Dutta. Use of medicinal plants in traditional health care practices by tribes of Dhemaji district, Assam, India. Int J Herb Med 2019;7(5):01-06.