Medicinal plants used for the treatment of respiratory disorders: A study in Bongaigaon, North Eastern Himalayan Sub-region of India
S.I. Bhuyan, B.N. Baruah
Present study was conducted in some selected areas of Bongaigaon district, Assam located between the latitudes 89o to 90o96' E, and the longitudes of 26o28' North to 26o54' N. Extensive fieldwork is carried out in the selected areas during 2013-14. Five villages from the Boitamary block of the district were selected for the field survey. Participation rural appraisal (PRA) methods and tools were used for interacting with the local people. Elder people both male and female, traditional local doctors, farmers, plants collectors were interacted with a proper questionnaire. The study comprises 14 species of ethno medicinal plants belonging to 11 families. The most dominant family recorded as a whole is Verbenaceae (3 species); followed by Euphorbiacea (2 species). Medicinal plants are being harvested unsustainably for which they are becoming rare and some are at the margin of extinction. Therefore, management of these medicinally important plants should be viewed seriously.
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S.I. Bhuyan, B.N. Baruah. Medicinal plants used for the treatment of respiratory disorders: A study in Bongaigaon, North Eastern Himalayan Sub-region of India. Pharma Innovation 2015;4(2):108-110.