IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
S. Leishangthem and L. Dinendra Sharma
The present study revealed that a total of 50 medicinal plants, belongs to 26 families are recorded for the treatment of different diseases viz. asthma, arthritis, cough, fever, diabetes, dysentery, gastric and indigestion, jaundice, toothache, skin diseases, etc. Some important medicinal plants widely used are Acorus calamus Linn., Cassia alata Linn., Andrographis paniculata Nees., kaempferia galanga Linn., Zanthoxylum acanthopodium DC., Eryngium foetidum Linn., Eupatorium birmanicum DC., Adhatoda vasica Nees., etc. Some of the species reported in the present paper are in critical conditions due to deforestation, over exploitation, various activities of human population for their survival and other developmental activities such as agriculture, urbanization etc. as a result of which the rich habitats are gradually depleting day by day. Therefore, it is suggested that the high diversity of bio-resources needs to be conserved for livelihood sustenance of the future generation.