IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 6, June 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Th. Inaocha Devi, Kh. Ujala Devi and E.J Singh
The present study revealed that a total of 100 wild medicinal plants belongs to 41 families had been collected in which 63 plants are aromatic and 37 plants are non-aromatic. In aromatic, family Zingiberaceae recorded highest plant species (13) whereas in non-aromatic, family Asteraceae shown maximum plant species (7). Out of the total medicinal plants, 20% of plants are used for treatment of diabetics, blood pressure and piles, 21% for rheumatism and gout, 9% for asthma, 6% for stone case, 2% for cancer, 16 % for cosmetics(hair lotion) and 26% for others. Some important medicinal plants which are used by the local peoples are Zingiber cassumunar, Paederia foetida, Polygonum perfoliatum, Melothria purpusilla, Clerodendrum siphonanthes ,Clerodendrum viscosum, Sida rhombifolia, Hiptage benghalensis,. Litsea cubeba, Schefflera venulosa, Zanthoxylum rhesta, Curcuma amada, Curcuma caesia, Kaempferia rotunda, Hedychium marginatum. However, Litsea cubeba, Curcuma amada, Curcuma caesia, Kaempferia rotunda and Hedychium marginatum are critically endangered. Living in the far interior hill environment where no immediate modern medical facilities depends mainly on plants to cure of all diseases. The increase exploitation of various indigenous wild plants by human activities arise the need for the conservation of natural bioresources at present for future generation .