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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND - Volume 6, Issue 3, July 2017

Pages: 17-24

Date of Publication: 01-Jul-2017


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ETHNOMEDICINAL STUDIES ON THE GALO TRIBE OF NARI-KOYU, EAST SIANG, ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Author: Ayam Victor Singh

Category: Engineering, Science and Mathematics

Abstract:

Traditional healing practices amongst Galo tribes in this area are the method to treat ailments by using herbs in form of fresh drug, crushed juice, decoction of drug part and powdered medicine for oral intake and paste for local application on skin diseases and wounds. They use locally available medicinal herbs, cultivated drugs from different habitat as well as cultivating depleting medicinal plants. The study reveals detailed documentation of healing practices used by traditional healers of the community health. Malaria and jaundice being the prominent diseases in the area are treated with the traditional form of medicine. The present paper recorded 37 medicinal plants species use by the Galo tribe in Nari-koyu, East Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh.

Keywords: Galo Literature; Herbalist; Voucher Specimens; Ethnomedicine; Nyibo