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Indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya

Fedalia Bamon*, Lalnundanga.

Abstract
The Pnar, commonly known as Jaintia, is a sub-tribe of the Khasi community in Meghalaya. They are indigenous to the East and West Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya. In this study, indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community has been reported. The field survey was conducted from December 2019 to July 2020 and data were obtained using open-ended semi-structured questionnaires and field observation with traditional healers and local inhabitants of the community. A total of 40 medicinal plants belonging to 22 families were collected and documented. These plant species are widely used by the local communities in ten villages of East Jaintia Hills District for the treatment of different ailments. As observed from the results, Asteraceae, Euphorbiaceae, and Zingiberaceae are the most prominent families among the identified species. Moreover, the report incorporates the mode of administration and dosage of these herbal medications.

Key words: East Jaintia Hills; Indigenous knowledge; Medicinal plants; Meghalaya; Pnar


 
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Bamon F, Lalnundanga . Indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. J Complement Med Res. 2022; 13(4): 53-59. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.11


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Bamon F, Lalnundanga . Indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. https://www.jocmr.com/?mno=43080 [Access: November 03, 2022]. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.11


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Bamon F, Lalnundanga . Indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. J Complement Med Res. 2022; 13(4): 53-59. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.11



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Bamon F, Lalnundanga . Indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. J Complement Med Res. (2022), [cited November 03, 2022]; 13(4): 53-59. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.11



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Bamon, F. & Lalnundanga, . (2022) Indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. J Complement Med Res, 13 (4), 53-59. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.11



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Bamon, Fedalia, and Lalnundanga. 2022. Indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 13 (4), 53-59. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.11



Chicago Style

Bamon, Fedalia, and Lalnundanga. "Indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 13 (2022), 53-59. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.11



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bamon, Fedalia, and Lalnundanga. "Indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya." Journal of Complementary Medicine Research 13.4 (2022), 53-59. Print. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.11



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Bamon, F. & Lalnundanga, . (2022) Indigenous use of medicinal plants by the Pnar community in East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research, 13 (4), 53-59. doi:10.5455/jcmr.2022.13.04.11