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Accession number : ZD37317230 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Aerides odorata Loud
Common Name N/A
Place - Nagaland- reported in Mokokchung, Changtongya and Chare regions.

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1: Root
Medicinal information
Disease Name
UsesPaste formed from fresh root along with bark paste of Azadiracta indica is consumed to cure joint pain and swelling
SourceHossain, M.M.2009. Med. Aromat. Pl. Sci. Biotehnol., 1:101-6.
2: Leaf
Medicinal information
Disease Name Tuberculosis
UsesLeaf juice may be prepared which can be consumed to control mild tuberculosis
SourceDash, P.K., Sahoo, S. and Bal, S. 2008. Ethnobotanical Studies on Orchids of Niyamgiri Hill Ranges, Orissa, India. Ethnobot. Leaft., 12:70-78.

Accession number : ML39712740 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Dendrobium candidum Wall.ex.Lindl
Common Name N/A
Place - Nagaland- recorded in Saramati, Japu range and Phek areas

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1: Leaf  [Constituents]
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Disease Name Hyperglycemia, Diabetes
UsesThe leaves are used to prepare aqueous extract which can be used for the treatment of diabetics
SourceWu, H.S., Xu, J.H., Chen, L.Z. and Sun, J.J. 2004. Studies on anti-hyperglycemic effect and its mechanism of Dendrobium candidum. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi., 29: 160-163.

Accession number : WZ37851064 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Dendrobium chrysanthum Wall. ex Lindl
Common Name N/A
Place - Nagaland- grow mostly in the Wokha, Mokokchung, Longkhum and Changki regions.

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1: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Pyrexia, Skin diseases
UsesThe leaves of this orchid may be dried and ground to produce the final powdery product which can be used as antipyretic and also for the treatment of some mild skin diseases.
SourceLi, Y.M., Wang, H.Y. and Liu, G.Q. 2001. Erianin induces apoptosis in human leukemia HL-60 cells. Acta Pharmacological Sinic., 22: 1018-1022.

Accession number : YS98064800 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Dendrobium fimbriatum Hook
Common Name N/A
Place - Nagaland- found mostly in the Dzuja, Peren, Mokokchung and Wokha regions.

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1: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name
UsesThe leaves of the plants may be either boiled or soaked in the warm water which may be consumed either as tonic as it promotes the production of body fluid or may be applied on the fractured areas to set the crack bones
SourceYang, L., Wang, Z. and Xu, L. 2006. Simultaneous determination of phenols (Bibenzyl, phenanthrene and fluorene) in Dendrobium species by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection. J. Chromatogrh., 1104: 230-237

Accession number : YX39823827 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Eria pannea Lindl
Common Name N/A
Place - Nagaland- restricted to Pangsa and Pesao regions

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1: Leaf
Medicinal information
Disease Name Fever
UsesThe leaf part of the plant can be boiled and used in the treatment of bone ache. The whole plant may be ground to form paste which can be mixed with warm bathing water for ague
SourceSingh, D.K. 2001. In: Pathak, P., Sehgal, R.N., Shekhar, N., Sharma, M. and Sood, A. editors. Orchids: Science and Commerce, New Delhi.

Accession number : JR20039660 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Habenaria pectinata D. Don
Common Name N/A
Place - Nagaland- recorded only in Japfu range and Saramati regions

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1: Tuber
Medicinal information
Disease Name Arthritis
UsesThe tubers are ground and mixed with condiments and the product is utilized for controlling arthritis.
SourceSingh, A. and Duggal, S. 2009. Ethnobot. Leaft., 13:351-63.
2: Leaf
Medicinal information
Disease Name
UsesThe leaves of the plant can be crushed with water and paste can be prepared which can be applied in snake bites at the time of emergency
SourceChauhan, N.S. 1999. Medicinal and aromatic plants of Himachal Pradesh. Indus Publishing Company, New Delhi, India.

Accession number : SG38405927 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Renanthera imschootiana Rolfe
Common Name N/A
Place - Nagaland- restricted to Phek and Wokha regions

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1: Leaf
Medicinal information
Disease Name Skin diseases
UsesThe leaves of the plant can be made into paste by grinding with water and the paste can be applied to treat skin diseases
SourceDeorani, S.C. and Sharma, G.D. 2006. Medicinal plants of Nagaland. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, New Delhi.

Accession number : PW88762822 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Rhynchostylis retusa (L.) Blume
Common Name N/A
Place - Nagaland- found mainly in Kohima, Phek and Peren regions

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1: Root
Medicinal information
Disease Name Dysentery
Uses Root portion of the plant is mostly used for making herbal medicine. About 3gm to 4gm of root of this orchid and 2gm of fresh leaf buds of Pisum sativum are made into paste with water. One gm of the paste is taken orally with water on an empty stomach twice a day for seven days to cure blood dysentery.
SourceDash, P.K., Sahoo, S. and Bal, S. 2008. Ethnobotanical Studies on Orchids of Niyamgiri Hill Ranges, Orissa, India. Ethnobot. Leaft., 12:70-78.
2: Leaf
Medicinal information
Disease Name
UsesThe leaf paste is applied externally to cure wounds
SourceDeorani, S.C. and Sharma, G.D. 2006. Medicinal plants of Nagaland. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, New Delhi.

Accession number : ST66753149 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Vanda coerulea Griff. Ex Lindl
Common Name N/A
Place - Nagaland- found in Kohima, Phek and Paren regions

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1: Leaf
Medicinal information
Disease Name
UsesThe leaves of the plant can be used as expectorant
SourceDeorani, S.C. and Sharma, G.D. 2006. Medicinal plants of Nagaland. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, New Delhi.
2: Flower
Medicinal information
Disease Name Glaucoma,Cataract and Blindness
UsesJuice can be prepared from the flower parts which can be used as eye drops for controlling glaucoma, cataract and blindness.
SourceKumar, S. 2002. The medicinal plants of North-East India. Scientific Publishers, Judhpur, India.

Accession number : UC75434957 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Cephalotaxus griffithii
Common Name Seipehu ( Angami), Sutha ( Chakhesang Chokri), Wokalu ( Chakhesang), Pephei (Konyak), Tatso ( Lotha).
Place - Commonly found between altitudes of 600m and 1,200m in Nagaland. And is Red listed species in Manipur

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1: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Cancer
UsesUsed as antitumor.
SourceS. C. Deorani & G.D. Sharma (2007) Medicinal Plants of Nagaland

Accession number : LW21949469 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Dioscorea bulbifera
Common Name Ha (Manipuri), N-Nshakjo ( Lotha), Ciephodzu( Angami), Sureshe ( Ao)
Place - Cultivated in the valley of Manipur.

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1: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Dysentery,Eczema
UsesLeaves are used as pain killer and in Mad dog bite
SourceBhardwaj, S. and S. K. Gakhar (20e05). Ethnomedicinal plants used by the tribals of Mizoram to cur cuts and wounds. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 4 (1): 75-80;Khumbongmayum A.D., M.lL. Khan and R. S. Tripathi (2005). Ethnomedicinal plants in the sacred groves of Manipur. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 4(1): 21-32
2: Tuber  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Ulcer;Piles;Goiter;Pharyngitis;Dysentery;Syphilis
UsesThe tubers are used in hemoptysis, epistaxis,pyogenic infections, scrofula, orchtis, sprains and various injuries.
SourceBhardwaj, S. and S. K. Gakhar (2005). Ethnomedicinal plants used by the tribals of Mizoram to cure cuts and wounds. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowle dge. 4 (1): 75-80;Khumbongmayum A.D., M.lL. Khan and R. S.Tripathi (2005). Ethnomedicinal plants in the sacred groves of Manipur. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 4(1): 21-32

Accession number : QC27332196 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Litsea cubeba
Common Name Angetchang ( Ao), Mekhi( Lotha), Cie (Angami)
Place - Found in Nagaland at medium and high altitude

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1: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Skin diseases
UsesThe leaves are used in indigestion, food poisoning,and taken as anthelmintic and haemostatic. It is also applied in Cuts, Wounds and Allergy
SourceRao, R.R. & Jamir, N.S. 1990. Ethnobotany of the Ao and Angami Nagas of Nagaland. J. econ. Tax. Bot.14(3) : 593-604.
2: Root  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Fever,Scabies,Eczema
UsesPowdered root and bark are applied to relieve pain.
SourceS. C. Deorani & G.D. Sharma (2007) Medicinal Plants of Nagaland; Dr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur; Rao, R.R. & Jamir, N.S. 1990. Ethnobotany of the Ao and Angami Nagas of Nagaland. J. econ. Tax. Bot. 14(3) : 593-604.
3: Stem  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Scabies,Eczema,Fever
UsesApplied in joint pain and inflammation
SourceS. C. Deorani & G.D. Sharma (2007) Medicinal Plants of Nagaland; Rao, R.R. & Jamir, N.S. 1990. Ethnobotany of the Ao and Angami Nagas of Nagaland. J. econ. Tax. Bot. 14(3) : 593-604.

Accession number : DD60214009 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Aloe barbadensis
Common Name Ghrita-kumari (Manipuri)
Place - Cultivated in most part of Northeast

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1: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Peptic ulcer, dysentery, fever.
UsesSoft pulp of leaves is applied in dizziness. Leaves extract with sugar is given in dysentery. Fresh juice is useful in skin inflammation, Pharyngitisfever, spleen and liver and diseases. Pulp of leaves is applied to boils.
SourceJamir, T.T., Sharma, H.K. and Dolui, A.K. 1999. Folklore medicinal plants of Nagaland, India.Fitoterapia.70 : 395-401; Borthakur, S.K., Choudhury, B.T., and Gogoi, R. (2004). Folklore hepato-protective herbal recipes from Assam in Northeast India, Ethnobotany, Vol. 16, pp.76-82

Accession number : ID99055658 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Andrographis paniculata
Common Name vubati (Manipuri)
Place - Cultivated in the valley of Manipur.

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1: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Asthma, Fever, Jaundice, Bronchitis
UsesMatured leaf and seed powder is soaked in luke-warm water and the soup can be taken in contraception. Leaves are also used in worm diseases
SourceDr. L. Dhanapati Devi (1995) Flok Lore on the use of indigenous plants and animals in Manipur, volume-2; Tomar, J.M.S., Sahoo, U.K. and Thapa, H.S. (2003) Ethnobotany of some weeds in Khasi hills of Meghalaya in Northeast India. J. Natcon 15(1): 197-211; Borthakur, S.K., Choudhury, B.T., and Gogoi, R. (2004). Folklore hepato-protective herbal recipes from Assam in Northeast India, Ethnobotany, Vol. 16, pp.76-82
2: Root  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Whooping cough, Rheumatic Pain
Uses
SourcePurkayastha, J and S. C Nath (2006). Biologicalactivities of ethnomedicinal claims of some plant species of Assam. Indian journal of Traditional Knowledge. 5 (2): 229-236; Borthakur, S.K., Nath, K. & Gogoi.P. 1996. Herbal remedies of the Nepalese of Assam. Fitoterapia, 67 (3) : 231-237.

Accession number : ZX17442188 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Parkia roxburghii (Syn. P.javaniica)
Common Name Yongchak ( Manipuri)
Place - Commonly found in Manipur

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1: Pod
Medicinal information
Disease Name Gastric trouble, Bleeding Piles, Diarrhoea, Dysentry
UsesPods and seeds are used for stomach disorders.
SourceKhumbongmayum A.D., M.lL. Khan and R. S. Tripathi (2005). Ethnomedicinal plants in the sacred groves of Manipur. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 4(1): 21-32; Dr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur;
2: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name
UsesThe leaves are applied as lotion to cure sores and skin infections.
SourceDr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur;
3: Bark
Medicinal information
Disease Name Diarrhoea,Dysentry
UsesThe lotion made from bark is used to cure skin infection.
SourceKhumbongmayum A.D., M.lL. Khan and R. S. Tripathi (2005). Ethnomedicinal plants in the sacred groves of Manipur. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 4(1):21-32; Dr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur;

Accession number : EP85141018 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Oroxylum indicum
Common Name Shamba (Manipuri)
Place - Found in Manipur, mostly in Langthabal and Koirengai area.

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1: Seed  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Mumps, Tonsilitis
UsesThe seed is purgative
SourceDr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur; Khumbongmayum A.D., M.lL. Khan and R. S. Tripathi (2005). Ethnomedicinal plants in the sacred groves of Manipur. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 4(1): 21-32.
2: Root  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Jaundice, High Blood Pressure, Fever, Cancer, Asthma, Diarrhoea, Dysentery
UsesThe root bark is used in stomatch,High Blood Pressure, Weakness due to B.P., Blood purification. Root can be taken as appetiser, in liver congestion,Inflammation, Leucoderma, vomiting, and is anthelmintic.
SourceGogoi, R., and M.K. Das (2003). Observations on some weeds of medicinal importance in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 27(2) : 434-441; Pfoze, N.L. and Chhetry, G.K.N. (2004). Traditional folk medicines of the Shepoumaramth Nagas of Senapati district in Manipur. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 74B (I): 37-57
3: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Epilepsy,Headache
UsesThe leave deocotion is used in muscular pains and general weakness,stomachache and rheumatism. The leaves are applied externally applied for enlarged spleen.
SourceDr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur; Singh, H.B., R.S. Singh and J.S. Sandhu(2003). Herbal Medicine of Manipur. A Colour Encyclopaedia. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi.

Accession number : PL79942432 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Chukrasia tabularis
Common Name Taimareng (Manipuri)
Place - Restricted in Manipur

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1: Bark  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name
UsesThe bark is astringent and is also used in back pain.
SourceKhumbongmayum A.D., M.lL. Khan and R. S. Tripathi (2005). Ethnomedicinal plants in the sacred groves of Manipur. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 4(1): 21-32; Dr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur;
2: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name
UsesThe young leaf is astringent.
SourceKhumbongmayum A.D., M.lL. Khan and R. S. Tripathi (2005). Ethnomedicinal plants in the sacred groves of Manipur. Indian Journal of Ttaditional Knowledge. 4(1): 21-32; Dr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur.

Accession number : PJ93792454 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Bauhinia purpurea
Common Name Chingthrao (Manipuri)
Place - Commonly found in Manipur and Nagaland

Parts Used:

1: Bark  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Dysentry, Skin diseases, Small Pox, Sores, Cancerous growth in stomach, leucorrhoea, Asthma, Leprosy and diarrhoea
UsesThe bark extract is applied in insect bites and in irregular menstruation. It is also used for chest pain.
Source Purkayastha, J., Nath, S.C. and Islam, M. (2005). Ethnobotany of medicinal plants from Dibru-Saikhowa Bioshpere Reserve of Northeast India. Fitoterapia 76: 121-127; Dr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur; Rao, R.R. and Jamir, N.S. (1982). Ethnobotanical studies in Nagaland-II. 54 Medicinal Plants used by Nagas. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 3: 11-17.
2: Leaf  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name Jaundice, Asthma, Leprosy
UsesDecoction of leaf is taken in biliousness and stone in bladder.
SourceDr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur;
3: Flower  [Constituents]
Medicinal information
Disease Name
UsesFlowers are given in indigestion. The flower-buds are anthelmintic and laxative.
SourceDr.S.C Sinha (2001) Medicinal plants of Manipur; Jamir, N.S. & Rao, R.S., 1990. Fifty new or interesting medicinal plants used by the Zealangs of Nagaland, India. Ethnobotany 2 (1 & 2) : 11-18.

Accession number : NE37991669 PubMed Scirus
Botanical Name Wedelia chinensis
Common Name Pilabhangara
Place - Assam, Andhra Pradesh.

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1: Leaf
Medicinal information
Disease Name jaundice, diarrhoea,couch, diphtheria and pertussis
UsesThe decoction of the plant is used a deosurbent and is given in uterine haemorrhage and menorrhagia. Leaves are supposed to work as tonic which is useful in cough, cephalagia, skin disease and alopecia.
SourceWedelia chinensis (Asteraceae)-An Overview Of A Potent Medicinal Herb International Journal of PharmTech Research