Home grown ethnomedicinal plants of Mizoram: A review
Lalruatfeli, Bibhuti Bhusan Kakoti, Kangkan Deka
Plants are used by various communities for centuries. One of the areas of ethnobotany, ethno pharmacology is considered as the scientific evaluation of traditional medicinal plants. Research suggested ethno-directed sampling is most likely to succeed in identifying drugs used for various purposes. The plant kingdom is a virtual goldmine of potential drug targets. The study on ethnomedicine plays a crucial role in drug discovery process. This review work relates to the use of various plant parts in traditional Mizo folkloric system of medicine. A total of 53 ethnomedicinal plants were recorded in our study along with the plant names, parts used and with their traditional uses. The use of 51 genera, belonging to 39 families together with their local names and other uses have been enumerated.