Medicinal plants of NorthEast India
The North-Eastern region in general, Manipur and Nagaland in particular are genetic treasure house of plant, animal and microbial resources. They are considered to be the one of the 12 mega biodiversity rich zones of the world and forms a distinctive part of the Indo-Burma Hotspot that ranks 8th among the 34 biodiversity Hotspots of the world. Therefore, screening of medicinal plant extract for their biological activities from this diverse biodiversity region may provide an alternative and effective solution for the treatment of many diseases. So far, the documented information about the medicinal plant is very limited for North-East India. A very few of the tribal medicines have been included in the organized systems of medicine, however, a greater number of folk medicines have remained confined to certain tribal pockets in North-Eastern part of India alone. This knowledge, mostly unexplored in the scientific and medical literature, could be a very useful resource for the discovery of drug compounds for many ailments. As the drug is based on natural products, the effect of toxicity would be minimized to a larger extent.
Therefore A DATABASE OF MEDICINAL PLANTS OF NORTHEAST INDIA has been prepared from survey of different literature and publications called MedPlant. It comprises of a database of natural products that are extracted from medicinal plants in North-Eastern regions.
In the link below the SCIENTIFIC NAME of the plants are given ordered by the first letter of the plant names.