INDIGENOUS MEDICINAL PLANT KNOWLEDGE OF TONSILLITIS IN NALBARI DISTRICT, ASSAM
Dr. N. Nath*
The present work focuses on few medicinal or herbal recipes practiced by the healers of the directed of Nalbari of western part of Assam for curing tonsillitis. Extensive survey was carried out during February 2011 to June 2012 in the entire district of Nalbari. This was done to collect some ethno botanical information on other diseases as a whole on tonsillitis in particular. For collecting data we prepared a specially designed questionnaire that included all points regarding name of the local health condition, description of the health condition, affected part of the body, cause of the disease, diagnostic features as understood by the healers, prognosis, Remedy or procedure, preparation of the medicine, whether liquid, powder, tablet, paste or juice, dosages , how much to take, how many times per day, for how many days, whether any vehicle like honey or others are needed, advice on diet and Regimen, any others precaution, remarks and all other aspects are included in the questionnaire so as to get very particular correct information about the herbal recipes or preparations. Importance was also given to identity the plants scientifically specially by involving them with identification in the field. The data or all information regarding the recipes was collected in the questionnaire.
Keywords: Indigenous, Tonsillitis, Nalbari, herbal, medicinal.
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