Medicinal Plants Used by Raji Ethnic Tribe of Nepal in Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Authors

  • Lal Bahadur Thapa Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
  • Til Maya Dhakal Siddha Nath Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Mahendra Nagar, Kanchanpur
  • Raghunath Chaudhary Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
  • Himanchal Thapa Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v11i2.9645

Keywords:

Indigenous people, ethno-medicine, traditional healing, Nepal

Abstract

A total of 43 plant species belonging to 40 genera and 29 families have been recorded as medicinal plants used traditionally by Raji people of Nepal for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Different parts of medicinal plants in different forms were reported to be used for treatment of 16 types of gastrointestinal disorders. The traditional healers and elderly people were well experienced in traditional method of using medicinal plants but they were worried about negligence of people towards such traditional use of valuable medicinal plants.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/on.v11i2.9645

Our Nature 2013, 11(2): 177-186

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Lal Bahadur Thapa, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

 

 

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Published

2014-01-17

How to Cite

Thapa, L. B., Dhakal, T. M., Chaudhary, R., & Thapa, H. (2014). Medicinal Plants Used by Raji Ethnic Tribe of Nepal in Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders. Our Nature, 11(2), 177–186. https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v11i2.9645

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