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Ethnobotanical Study of Certain Medicinal Plants for treatment of Piles of Betbari area in Sivasagar District of Assam, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Office of the District Surveillance Unit (IDSP), Diphu-782460, Karbi Anglong, Assam, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 32-36, April,10 (2016)


The study of folklore medicinal plant was carried out along with various ethnic communities as Ahom, Adibashi, Bhunya, Brahmin, Kakoti, Kaibartta, Sonuwal Kashari etc. of Betbari area in Sivasagar district of Assam. In the present study, a total number of 12 plants belonging to 11 families were included for treatment of piles. In this assertion, the information was collected through questionnaire and personal interview among the village head (Gaon burah), traditional healers and old age people. Leaf, root, branch, rhizome, whole plant etc. are used by traditional healers for the preparation of folklore or herbal medicine. Leaf is found more frequently used than other parts of the plant. Compositae is the most dominant family containing 2 species whereas rest of other families are monospecific. Majority of folklore medicine were made in the form of juice. The phytochemical investigation of these plants are to be necessary for the preparation of drugs. Therefore, it is an urgent need to preserve ethnobotanical information before they get extinct and continuous efforts should be made to collect the information which will provide opportunity for future generation.


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