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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 1952-1959

Consumption of Wild Perennial Medicinal Herbs  by Indigenous People of Assam
Swapnali Borah* and Nilakhi Borah
College of Community Science, CAU, Tura, Meghalaya, India
*Corresponding author

Assam is a state of North East India which is amidst of greenery and varieties of flora and fauna. Since time immemorial the Assamese people consume various green herbs as food as well as medicinal purposes. In this study, Nagaon district which is known as heart of Assam or middle Assam was selected for the purpose. Ten housewives from ten various villages of Nagaon district of Assam were selected purposively who were involved in cooking traditional food particularly. Five herbs namely Stink vine (Vedai Lota in Assamese), Water pennywort (Xoru manimuni in Assamese), Creeping smart weed (Moduxuleng in Assamese), Fish mint (Mosondori in Assamese) and Racaba (Matikaduri in Assamese) also selected for the study which are grown wildly and abundantly throughout Assam particularly during spring season. These wildly grown plants are used traditionally by Assamese community in many recipes for various ailments.

Keywords: Assamese community, Ethnic medicine, Wild herbs consumption pattern, Perennial medicinal plant & Traditional belief

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Swapnali Borah and Nilakhi Borah. 2021. Consumption of Wild Perennial Medicinal Herbs by Indigenous People of Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 1952-1959. doi:
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