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2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B

Indigenous medical knowledge and practices of Reang tribe in Tripura, India


Author(s): R Pappy Valan and Dr. PK Muthukumar

Abstract: India has the diverse and largest tribal populations in the world. As per the census – 2011, the total tribal population in India is 104 million or 8.6% of the total Indian population. This article specifies about the Indigenous Medical Knowledge and Practices in particular Reang Tribe in Tripura, India. The tribal communities of Tripura are inhabited on hills/mountains and they use a wide variety of medicinal plants in their herbal medicinal practices traditionally. Among them, Reang tribes of Southern and North parts of Tripura have more indigenous medical knowledge and its practices. Most of the plant parts are used in their practices for various ailments and diseases. The community of Reang extensively utilizes herbal medicines for the treatment of sixteen different physical ailments. Most often they diagnosed these species to recover and retrieve from different common ailments like cough, fever, diarrhea, jaundice, blood sugar, tumor, and specifically rheumatism for treating the joint – pain related issues. In Reang community, most of herbal (medical) applications are used or extracted from leaf stem and bark root whole plant herb / aromatic plant, tree, shrub, creeper, climber, and parasitic plants. The paper expresses the Indigenous Medical Knowledge and Practices of Reang Tribe in Tripura, India.

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How to cite this article:
R Pappy Valan, Dr. PK Muthukumar. Indigenous medical knowledge and practices of Reang tribe in Tripura, India. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2022;4(2):112-117.
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