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First Report on the Ethnopharmacological Uses of Medicinal Plants by Monpa Tribe from the Zemithang Region of Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalayas, India

Chakraborty, Tamalika; Saha, Somidh 1; Bisht, Narendra
1 Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The Himalayas are well known for high diversity and ethnobotanical uses of the region’s medicinal plants. However, not all areas of the Himalayan regions are well studied. Studies on ethnobotanical uses of plants from the Eastern Himalayas are still lacking for many tribes. Past studies have primarily focused on listing plants’ vernacular names and their traditional medicinal uses. However, studies on traditional ethnopharmacological practices on medicine preparation by mixing multiple plant products of different species has not yet been reported in published literature from the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India, Eastern Himalayas. In this study, we are reporting for the first time the ethnopharmacological uses of 24 medicines and their procedures of preparation, as well as listing 53 plant species used for these medicines by the Monpa tribe. Such documentations are done first time in Arunachal Pradesh region of India as per our knowledge. Our research emphasizes the urgent need to document traditional medicine preparation procedures from local healers before traditional knowledge of tribal people living in remote locations are forgotten in a rapidly transforming country like India. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000068249
Veröffentlicht am 15.01.2018
DOI: 10.3390/plants6010013
Zitationen: 19
Zitationen: 29
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2223-7747
KITopen-ID: 1000068249
HGF-Programm 36.02.01 (POF III, LK 01) Sustainability and Environment
Erschienen in Plants
Verlag MDPI
Band 6
Heft 1
Seiten 13
Schlagwörter medicinal plants, traditional knowledge, Eastern Himalayas, mountain plants, ethnobotany,, ethnopharmacology, bioprospecting
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Web of Science
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