G. Ghosh

Department of Botany, Bejoy Narayan Mahavidyalaya, Itachuna, Hooghly-712147 (India) E mails:goutambot@rediffmail.com


Plant bioresources occupy a central position in tribal culture and economy. The ethnic group as Adis in Upper Siang of Arunachal Pradesh, whose dependency is more or less cent percent in the surrounding forests for their sustained livelihood. Through the years of co-existence, people have in depth knowledge of their forests, forests plants, their utilization, management and conservation through their own indigenous ways. Due to their close association with forests, people are well familiar with medicinal plants and have their own means and ways to use them. An effort has been made in this study to explore the composition of indigenous medicines and methods of their uses.

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