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Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part A (2021)

Comprehensive list of anti-malarial plants used by different communities of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, India

Author(s): Santana Saikia, Rubina Azmeera Begum and Anandita Buragohain
Abstract: Traditional knowledge of treating various ailments by using medicinal plants is an age-old technique and is a common practice among different tribes of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. These areas being malaria endemic, local people have been trying to combat this disease using locally available herbs. Extensive literature survey aids to the fact that, in Assam, 45different plant species belonging to 30 families are used as traditional medicine against Malaria, and 102 plant species of 62 families are being used in Arunachal Pradesh. Tribes of these states possess a substantial knowledge on the traditional use of the herbal treatment of Malaria which has minimal side effects compared to medicinal treatment. This paper aims at providing a comprehensive listing of the antimalarial plants used by the tribes of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in one platform for the ease of researchers and pharmacologists involved in such studies. The scientific name, family along with the plant part used, like root, leaves, bark/stem, etc for antimalarial studies are presented here.
Pages: 63-69  |  82 Views  10 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Santana Saikia, Rubina Azmeera Begum, Anandita Buragohain. Comprehensive list of anti-malarial plants used by different communities of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, India. Int J Mosq Res 2021;8(2):63-69. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/23487941.2021.v8.i2a.540
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