International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2022)

Cross-cultural comparison of plant use knowledge between different ethnic tribes in India and Bangladesh


A Esther, A Doss

India with diverse human races and cultures coupled with enormous biodiversity presents a fertile ground for ethnobotanical research. Since there is no modern medical care in most tribal settlements, indigenous traditional medicine plays a vital role in treating various human ailments. The objective of the present communication is to record the traditional ethnomedicinal knowledge (ethnomedicine information/data) of indigenous medicinal plants used for treating various ailments faced by the Mandi ethnic tribe in the Dhaka Division of Bangladesh with the Kandha in Phulbani and Ghumsar Udayagiri forest divisions of Kandhamal District of Orissa, the Paliyan in the Sirumalai Hills in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu, the Pawra in the Satpura Hills in Nandurbar District of Maharashtra, and the Tolchha and Marcha sub-communities of the Bhotiya in the Niti valley of Alaknanda catchment in Central Himalaya, Uttarakhand of India particularly to know about the plant usage, uniformity/similarities and variability/differences in ailments treated, and part (s) used for remedy preparation. The cross-cultural comparison reflects the pattern of plant use in different ethnic tribes and the exchange of traditional knowledge.
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A Esther, A Doss. Cross-cultural comparison of plant use knowledge between different ethnic tribes in India and Bangladesh. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2022, Pages 60-67
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