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Ethnomedicinal Knowledge of Galo Tribe from Arunachal Pradesh, India
Pallabi Bharali, Binay Singh and Chaman Lal Sharma*
Department of Forestry, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed University), Nirjuli-791109, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
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Abstract:

Use of plant resources for fulfillment of various requirements of any community may be regarded as a part of a culture's traditional knowledge. The tribes of Arunachal Pradesh are found to be rich in traditional knowledge system and are using their indigenous methods in treatments of different diseases. The present paper deals with the detail study of medicinal plants used by Galo tribe of West Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh, using a quantitative consensus analysis. A total of 45 species belonging to 32 families used for medicinal and general health purposes were identified and included with relevant information. An informant consensus (FIC) analysis revealed a high level of homogeneity among the informantís knowledge on various ethnomedicinal plants. A high consensus factor was observed for dermatological disorder (0.82) and low in fever (0.5). Among different plant parts, leaves were used in most of the cases for treatment of various diseases by the Galo tribe.

Keywords: Ethnomedicine,Galo tribe,Informant consensus,Traditional knowledge,West Siang district
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Bharali, P., Singh, B., Sharma, C. L., 2016. Ethnomedicinal knowledge of Galo tribe from Arunachal Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 3(6): 139-148. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2016.306.017