International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 6, June 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Ethnobotanical survey of Medicinal Plants used as Hepatoprotective in Imphal east and west district of Manipur, India
      Anita Devi Thokchom, Sanjoy Singh Ningthoujam, Anupam Das Talukdar, Brajakishore Singh Chingakham, Manabendra Dutta Choudhury, Kumar Singh Potsangbam, Guru Aribam Shantibala Devi
Abstract: There is a long tradition of use of medicinal plants for treatment of liver disorders. Documentation and evaluation of hepatoprotective medicinal plants could provide an important role in development of novel drugs for treatment of various hepatic disorders. The present study was aimed to document and perform quantitative evaluation on the medicinal plants used for the treatment of liver disorders by the local traditional healers of two district of Manipur. Ethnopharmacological field studies were conducted by using semi-structured questionnaires during 2012-2014 among the Meitei community in Imphal East and West districts of Manipur. Disease Consensus Indices (DCI) were calculated on the compiled data. A total of 40 plant species belonging to 22 families are used as hepatoprotective medicinal plants by the traditional healers of some certain area of Imphal east and imphal west district of Manipur, India. The highest DCI value was found in Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Nees. The study could document various medicinal plants used in the treatment of liver disorders and for support of liver functions. Application of quantitative methods could highlight the consensus information on the use of therapeutic application of different medicinal plants.

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Anita Devi Thokchom, Sanjoy Singh Ningthoujam, Anupam Das Talukdar, Brajakishore Singh Chingakham, Manabendra Dutta Choudhury, Kumar Singh Potsangbam, Guru Aribam Shantibala Devi (2018); Ethnobotanical survey of Medicinal Plants used as Hepatoprotective in Imphal east and west district of Manipur, India; Int J Sci Res Publ 6(6) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0616.php?rp=P545474
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