The district of North Cachar Hills of Assam, one of the most biodiverse regions of the world is endowed with different tribes each with their own traditions, customs and method of healing. Northeast India has been a paradise for ethnobotanical research but the district of N.C.Hills, with its vast ethnobotanical wealth is virtually unexplored. The present study documents for the first time, the superstitious folkloric uses of plants to treat ailments among the different tribes. 16 species of plants has been identified with details on its method of use, disease, parts used, local name and growth forms. The study was conducted through informal interviews after prior informed consent. The study reflects a rich traditional knowledge base of the tribe on ethnomedicine with immense potential for a more detailed study with emphasis on its pharmacological aspects.
Rout, Jayashree; Sajem, Albert L.; and Nath, Minaram
"Some Superstitious Botanical Folklore of Different Tribes of North Cachar Hills, Assam (Northeast India),"
9, Article 3.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss9/3