Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  6

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Ethnomedicinal Knowledge about Various Medicinal Plants Used by the Tribes of Tripura

Address:   Prasanta Dey1*, Dipankar Bardalai2, Natesh Ramesh Kumar1, Chitra Subramani3, Manidipa Mukherjee4, Tejendra Bhakta4
1Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, C.L. Baid Metha College of Pharmacy, Thoraipakkam, Chennai-600096, India
2Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Anurag Pharmacy College, Kodad, Nalgonda, AndhraPradesh-508206, India
3Captain Srinivasa Moorty Drug Research Institute for Ayurveda, Arumbakkam, Chennai-600106, India
4Regional Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Agartala, Tripura (W), 799005, India
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The practice of traditional medicine is based on hundreds of years of belief and observations which predate development and spread of modern medicine. Traditional medicines play an important role in health care not only in India but also in several other countries like China, Japan, Thailand, Bangladesh, etc. In India there had been a long practice of using folk medicine by ‘Vaidyas’, and natives of remote villages, during pre-independence era. The knowledge transmitted from generation to generation are described, with their local names whatever, availability, also habit, part used, methods of preparation and administration for treating diseases. But due to the modern civilization these traditional medicines are disappearing gradually from the society, although they might have high potential to become effective formulations if thorough research is carried out. A few of them still survive mostly in the remote areas of the country. This survey has been conducted to record the plants known as folk medicine by the natives of Tripura.
Ethno botanical survey, medicinal plants, Tripura.
Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2012; 4(6): 297-302.
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