Enumeration of ethno-medicinal plants in Rongram Block of West Garo Hills District, Meghalaya

Nadaline M. Marak, Lalnundanga
2018 Science vision  
A study was conducted to enumerate the ethno-medicinal plants in Rongram block of West Garo Hills District, Meghalaya. The study was based on the primary survey and data collected through questionnaires, focus-group discussions and semi-structured interviews prepared for the purpose by approaching the local traditional healers (oja) as well as villagers. The study revealed that a total of 18 medicinal plants belonging to 18 genera and 16 families were documented. Information on local names,
more » ... ntific names, family, plant parts used and traditional usage of these plants were also reported. Among the documented medicinal plant species, trees were most frequently used followed by herbs, shrubs and climbers. The study also revealed that leaves were most commonly used in the treatment followed by the bark.
doi:10.33493/scivis.18.01.03 fatcat:czcuywq2grdmhhw3dasjsic3yi