A study on ethno curative knowledge and practices among the meitai community of east Imphal District, Manipur

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Sujata Deka and Laishram Julia
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A community based survey was undertaken with an objective for documentation about the ethno-curative knowledge and practices among the Meitei community residing in East Imphal District of Manipur villages namely Khongman and Bashikhong. A household’s survey was conducted using a standard questionnaire. From the result of the survey it was found that 17 numbers of healers of both genders were practising their indigenous knowledge in healing of aliments in spite of modern medicine. The native have immense belief on these healers and there healing practise.17 herbal plants, roots, leaves and fruits were identified which has tremendous potential to heal disease which are only locally available to this part of the region. Documentation of such knowledge not only helps to evaluate cultural diversity but also protect people’s exert on local biodiversity, since these aspects have implications in conservation and management of local resources.

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