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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1504) Last page : (1511)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5432

Ethnomedicinal Plant Knowledge among the Adi Tribe of Yingkiong and Mariyang Valley, Upper Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Orik Danggen1,†, Jine Mello1,†, Kayut Ering1,†, Anowar Hussain2 and Viveeyan Saikia1*
1Department of Botany, School of Basic and Applied Science, Apex Professional University,
Gumin Nagar, Pasighat, 791102, Arunachal Pradesh (India)
2Division of Life Sciences, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology,
Paschim Boragaon, Guwahati, 781035 Assam (India)
*Corresponding Author E-mail: viveeyan2008@gmail.com
Received: 13.08.2017  |  Revised: 26.09.2017   |  Accepted: 1.10.2017  


The present study was carried out to focus on the indigenous uses of medicinal plants by the Adi tribe inhabiting in the Upper Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. Traditional uses and utilization patterns of alleviative plant species were aggregated through conversations with native and old aged ethnic people. A total of 28 species belonging to 20 different families have been reported. Among the families recorded, most of the identified species belongs to Asteraceae, Rutaceae and Solanaceae families. Majority of the plant species are herbs (49 %) and allotment of leaves (60 %) are mostly been acclimated in abating various diseases. The study was conducted in an attempt to preserve and document the vanishing knowledge of ethnnomedicine used by the Adi tribe and may facilitate the pharmaceutical research for developing medicines from plants for ailment of various diseases.

Key words: Ethnomedicine, Adi tribe, Upper Siang, Medicinal plants, Indigenous.

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Cite this article: Danggen, O., Mello, J., Ering, K., Hussain, A. and Saikia, V., Ethnomedicinal Plant Knowledge among the Adi Tribe of Yingkiong and Mariyang valley, Upper Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh, India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1504-1511 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5432