1P. Nath, 2M.R. Das and 3S.I. Bhuyan

1,2Department of Botany, University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya-793101 (India) 3Department of Botany, Pandit deendayal upadhaya adarsh mahavidyalaya Behali Biswanath-784184 (India) Corresponding author: safibhuyan@gmail.com


Traditional techniques on medicinal plants are very useful for conservation of biodiversity and play a significant role in rural health care system. Present study was carried out among the Tiwa tribe of Kamrup District of Assam, during 2018-19. A total of 24 plant species representing 20 families and 24 genera used to treat various human ailments. Analysis of growth habit of medicinal plants in this study indicated that most of the tree followed by herb, shurb and climber. This study shows that the highest percentage of medicinal plants was obtained from wild while rest were from home garden. Due to social changes, the tradition has faced serious threat which may leads to loss of traditional practices in near future.

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