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ISSN: 2690-5760

Journal of Clinical & Community Medicine

Research Article(ISSN: 2690-5760)

Ethnomedicinal Plants and Associated Traditional Wisdom of Garo Community of Rongram, West Garo Hills District, Meghalaya, India Volume 3 - Issue 4

Worrel Kumar Bain1 and Shilpa Biswas2*

  • 1Faculty Member, Department of History and Archaeology, Northeastern Hill University (NEHU), Tura Campus, India
  • 2Lecturer, Department of Geography, Kanchrapara College, India

Received:August 24, 2021;   Published: September 15, 2021

Corresponding author:Shilpa Biswas, Lecturer, Department of Geography, Kanchrapara College, West Bengal, India

DOI: 10.32474/JCCM.2021.03.000170


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The study of ethno medicine concerning any community is a complex or convoluted method in and of itself. The present study recounts the Garo community’s traditional knowledge of medicinal plants, which they employ in some secluded enclaves of northeast India. The current investigation, which was conducted using standardized anthropological methods and conversations with the local people and traditional healers, resulted in the documentation of sixty-one therapeutic plant species which are used to manage the primary health care practice of the Garo community at the Rongram Community and Rural Development Block (C & RD) of West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya, India. The Garo people used various underground plant forms as medicine, including roots, leaves, rhizomes, and barks. The study emphasizes the value of ethnobotanical research and the importance of documenting traditional wisdom related to therapeutic plant consumption for the more comprehensive welfare of humankind.

Keywords:Ethnomedicine; Garo Community; Rongram; Ethnomedicinal Plants; Traditional Healer; Traditional Wisdom; Diagnosis; Treatment

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