Ethnobotanical Knowledge of Magar Community in Siluwa VDC, Palpa District, Nepal

Authors

  • Rita Ale Central Department of Botany
  • Bhakta Bahadur Raskoti Central Department of Botany
  • Keshav Shrestha Institute of Science and Technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v24i1.2243

Keywords:

Indigenous knowledge, use of plants, Magar community.

Abstract

Ethnobotanical knowledge, associated with plant resources was studied in Siluwa village development committee, Palpa district. Rapid rural appraisal tool was used to obtain information of indigenous people. This study revealed that Magar community has a vast knowledge of using plant resources. Local people are using plants for medicinal, wild fruit, food, religious and other various domestic purposes. The ethnobotanical knowledge is gradually decreasing in the younger generations.

 Key words: Indigenous knowledge; use of plants; Magar community.

Journal of Natural History Museum

Vol. 24, 2009

Page: 58-71

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Author Biographies

Rita Ale, Central Department of Botany

Professor, Central Department of Botany, T.U. Kirtipur

Bhakta Bahadur Raskoti, Central Department of Botany

Professor, Central Department of Botany, T.U. Kirtipur

Keshav Shrestha, Institute of Science and Technology

Research Officer, Institute of Science and Technology, Natural History Museum, T.U. Kirtipur

Published

2009-10-09

How to Cite

Ale, R., Raskoti, B. B., & Shrestha, K. (2009). Ethnobotanical Knowledge of Magar Community in Siluwa VDC, Palpa District, Nepal. Journal of Natural History Museum, 24(1), 58–71. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v24i1.2243

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