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Indigenous herbal medicines used against malaria in Goalpara and Morigaon district of Assam


Indigenous herbal medicines used against malaria in Goalpara and Morigaon district of Assam



Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 30(Suppl S): 177-183



ISSN/ISBN: 0250-9768

Among various parasitic diseases, malaria is one of the most important causes of mortality in India, specially in Assam. Malaria is caused due to mosquito bite containing malarial protozoa which after entering into body remain in blood cells. Now a days DDT and other antibiotics are also proved ineffective against malaria. There have been resurgent hopes of severe complication and fatal form of malarial infection caused by parasitic Protozoa Plasmodium after achievement of an almost controlled status. Sometimes this infection also includes cerebral involvement. At the same time thousands of preventive herbal folk medicines have been playing an important role in healing various kinds of human as well as animal diseases. Some indigenous herbal recipes when given in particular dose for some particular days, they may exhibit high curative properties. Some folklore practices for the treatment of malaria have been followed by two major tribal communities of Assam since time immemorial which was recorded from two different districts of the State. These were recorded during a course of our medico-ethnobotanical study in 2001-03 and have been enumerated 28 wild plant species used successfully to prevent malaria. The present study throws light on these 28 plant species used by the Bodos of Goalpara district and Tiwas of Morigoan district in curing malarial diseases.

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