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Vol. 10, Special Issue 10 (2021)

Traditional knowledge of indigenous leafy vegetables: A study of herbal medicines and vegetables used by the people of Jorhat district, Assam (India)

Author(s):
BH Choudhury, S Islam and Om Singh
Abstract:
A survey was conducted throughout the Jorhat district and thirty one plant materials were collected from different areas of Jorhat district and identified by taxonomist. During the survey 50 (fifty) numbers of persons were contacted and asked about their traditional belief for consumption of the indigenous leafy vegetables and responds are recorded. The research study aimed to determine the economic values of some weed used as leafy vegetables in Jorhat district used by Assamese communities in traditional purpose. Specifically it aimed to describe the economic value with respect to their use as vegetables and other medicinal benefits. Results of the study revealed 31 species in 24 families of herbal weeds which were collected in the study sites. The herbal weed plants exhibited morphologically were different from each other and were found economically important because of their medicinal values. The traditional knowledge of these weed plants as leafy vegetables and medicine recorded in this paper which are unknown or less known to the world.
Pages: 551-554  |  409 Views  177 Downloads
How to cite this article:
BH Choudhury, S Islam and Om Singh. Traditional knowledge of indigenous leafy vegetables: A study of herbal medicines and vegetables used by the people of Jorhat district, Assam (India). The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(10S): 551-554.

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