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Plants used in the Treatment of Stomach Problems by the Scheduled Caste Community of Andro Village in Imphal East District, Manipur, India
Th. Tomba Singh, A. Radhapyari Devi, H. Rajanikanta Sharma and H. Manoranjan Sharma
Department of Botany, Himalayan University Naharlagun, Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), India
P.G. Department of Botany, D.M. College of Science, Imphal-795001(India)
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali (Punjab)-160055 (India)
Department of Botany, Thoubal College, Thoubal (Manipur)-795138 (India)
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The present ethnobotanical study was carried out at Andro Village in Imphal East District (Manipur) in the remote North-Eastern corner of India. The Andro village is located at the intersection of 94 0 .2 E longitude and 24 0 .44 N latitude. It has an area of about 4.0 km -2 . The total population of Andro is 8316. The word Andro is derived from the word Handro meaning return back after a long separation. The Andro Village is inhabited by a scheduled caste community known as Lois . The scheduled caste people of Andro Village have a very good knowledge about the treatment of various diseases and ailments with plants. Every elderly people of Andro have common knowledge and easy cure for many common aliments and most of the elderly people uses and prepare different types of medicines from different plant parts. The present study reveals that 104 plants species belonging to 88 genera and 52 families were found to be used by the people of this community as ethnomedicine. Out of this, 38 species are found to be used in the treatment of stomach problems by this community. Some of the species are Allium hookeri Thwaites, Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd., Basella alba L., Celtis australis L., Centella asiatica (L.) Urb., Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr., Citrus medica L., Curcuma caesia Roxb., Cycas pectinata Buch.-Ham., Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers., Cyperus rotundus L., Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. ex DC., Mentha arvensis L., Ocimum gratissimum L., Osbeckia nepalensis Hook.f., Zingiber officinale Rosc. etc.

Keywords: Andro, Manipur, Scheduled Caste Community, Stomach Problems
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Tomba Singh, Th., A. Radhapyari Devi, H. Rajanikanta Sharma and Manoranjan Sharma, H. 2016. Plants used in the Treatment of Stomach Problems by the Scheduled Caste Community of Andro Village in Imphal East District, Manipur, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(1): 23-38
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.401.003