Medicinal Plants and Quantitative Ethno medicine: A Case Study from Baitadi and Darchula Districts, Far-West Nepal

Authors

  • Ripu M Kunwar Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal
  • Rainer W. Bussmann Wiiliam. L. Broun Center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v24i1.2244

Keywords:

Berberis asiatica, Indigenous uses, Informant consensus factor (ICF), West Nepal

Abstract

Present study analyzed indigenous uses of medicinal plants and their informant consensus factor. Uses of Berberis asiatica for eye troubles with 1.0 consensus factor, Asparagus racemosus for galactogogue, Cordyceps sinensis as tonic and longetivity, Nardostachys grandiflora for eplilepsy and Phyllanthus emblica as diuretic with 0.97 each were highest consensus factor values and these species showed the greatest affinity to the common uses of Ayurveda and phytochemical findings. Highest informant consensus factors and greater affinities with Ayurveda and phytochemical validations provide the immense potential to identify which plants are most likely to be useful in the ailments.

Key Words: Berberis asiatica, Indigenous uses, Informant consensus factor (ICF), West Nepal  

Journal of Natural History Museum

Vol. 24, 2009

Page: 72-81

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Author Biographies

Ripu M Kunwar, Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal

Officer, Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal (ESON)

Rainer W. Bussmann, Wiiliam. L. Broun Center

Professor, Wiiliam. L. Broun Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, USA

Published

2009-10-09

How to Cite

Kunwar, R. M., & Bussmann, R. W. (2009). Medicinal Plants and Quantitative Ethno medicine: A Case Study from Baitadi and Darchula Districts, Far-West Nepal. Journal of Natural History Museum, 24(1), 72–81. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v24i1.2244

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