IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 7, July 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
S. Salam & N. S. Jamir
Ukhrul district which is one of the nine districts of Manipur, is a hilly region predominantly inhabited by the Tangkhul tribe. Since time immemorial many useful plants have been handled by human societies for both medicinal and food purposes. The Tangkhul people of this hilly region are mainly dependent on the forest, as forest plants are gather for food ,medicinal, spices, fuel, etc, which have built up their socio-economic and cultural life. An extensive survey was conducted on the usage of various spices plant as medicine by the Tangkhul community in the Ukhrul district, Manipur. They collected a good number of spices plant from the surrounding forest and few are domesticated in their kitchen garden for daily consumption as well as for herbal remedies, also selling in local markets and represent the main source of cash for villagers.