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Agriculture and Environmental Science Academy (AESA) is a registered under the societies registration act XXI of 1860 with its head office in Haridwar (Uttarakhand), India. AESA is a non- profit organization and is an interdisciplinary research organization and it’s dedicated for issues in the field of social, environment and agriculture development. It has been established for providing a wide range of social activities, environmental awareness, sustainable agriculture, educational work in the field of pollution, health, sanitation, forest, wi [...]

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A case study of medicinal plants and their usage by the local community of Dilasaini Gaunpalika, Baitadi district, Nepal  [2020]

Thapa, Sandesh; Rawal, Sara; Prasai, Anuska; Adhikari, Janak; et al.

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An Ethnomedicinal survey study was conducted to get information about the usage of medicinal plants and the diversity of species found around the village. The main objective of the study was to document the plants for their medicinal and other uses. Ethnomedicinal plants are locally available used by tribal communities and local inhabitants for various medicinal purposes. Random sampling survey was conducted by selecting 50 households to access the medicinal plants and document their usage in Gokuleshwor, Baitadi. A total of 33 species of medicinal plants to treat 40 ailments was reported with their multipurpose use. During the survey, an equal proportion of males and females aged 14 to 78 were selected randomly. The literacy rate of the study area was 80% and 94% of the people were found to be involved in the collection of medicinal plants. The majority of the respondents (92%) used medicinal plants for minor diseases like cuts, wounds whereas few were found to use the medicinal plant for a long time to treat major diseases like cancer, tumor. The use of medicinal plants for skin infections, cuts and wounds, fever was found to be high followed by diarrhea, common cold, ulcer, asthma, jaundice, burns, piles, and eye inflammation. Most of the plants were found to be used for more than one disease. The conservation of Indigenous knowledge on the Ethnomedicinal plant should be promoted as most of the respondents were unaware of the conservation of medicinal plants.

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Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science

ISSN : 2456-6632