An exploration of Aromatic and Spice yielding plants of Darrang district, Assam, India
Keywords:Spice and aromatic plants, Darrang district, IUCN category, Drug discovery, Ailments
Since the time immemorial, common people especially in the rural areas have been using plants and its products in a traditional way. North East India is a home of rich biodiversity where Phyto diversity is used as natural food sources and traditional remedies. The present study aims to throw a light to the aromatic and spice yielding plants of Darrang district, Assam, India including 31 genera with approximate 50 species in some selected areas. These species are being traditionally used for the treatment of stomachic, carminative problems, liver disorder, gonorrhea, diarrhea, diabetes, jaundice, various skin disease, fungal and bacterial infection, germicidal, wounds, ulcer, respiratory disorders, fever, tooth ache, gastric problems etc as informed by some age-old individuals, traditional practitioners. Present documentation also reports the IUCN category of the plants’ species. Further extension of this study regarding the effect of these plants in animal model will be a lead step in discovering new drugs and drug formulations in the society against the respective ailments.