Ethnomedicines of Chothe Tribe, Manipur

by Yuhlung, Cheithou Charles

ISBN: 9789354614774
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Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2023
Price : Rs. 6895.00
Biblio : xiv+182p., figs., col., ind., 25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. Cheithou Charles Yuhlung completed his Graduation (2000) from St. Edmund’s College, Shillong, M.A. (2002) and was awarded Ph.D degree (2011) from the Dept. of Sociology, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya. Completed Post-Doctoral Research (2018) from the Dept. of Anthropology, Guahati University, Guwahati, Assam. He has worked as Research Assistant (2006) in an evaluation team for an International NGO (IWGIA) and as Research Associate (2011-12) in an UPE-Project, Dept. of Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong. He has served as Assistant Professor (Sociology) 2012-14 in Women’s College, Shillong and also taught Sociology in William Carey University, Shillong, Meghalaya. He has published several original research papers in reputed journals like Sociological Bulletin (2007), IOSR-JHSS, Tribal Bulletin, Asian Man and in others. He served as the General Secretary of Northeast India Tribal Research Association (NEITRA) and had edited a book entitled as ‘Northeast India Tribal Studies: An Insider’s View’. He has published books entitled as ‘Chothe Indigenous Religions and Culture: A Sociological Study’ 2018 & Ethnomedicinal Plants of Maring Tribe of Manipur: NE India. He has participated in various International and National seminars and conferences.

About The Book

This book is based on the original research workcarried out among the indigenous Chothe tribe of Manipur.In the study, a total of 130 (one hundred and thirty) ethno-botanical plantsused as ethnomedicinesare identified that belongs to 58 familiesin the treatment of about 69 different ailments and diseases. The most common families are Lamiaceae, Zingiberaceae, Fabaceae and Asteraceae. These ethno-botanical plants are mostly herbs that are seasonal. The leaf, stem and rhizome are commonly taken in the form of oral decoction and concoction. Some are eaten as food items while others are used for external purposes only.High frequency sicknesses and diseasesare like fever, cough, dysentery, urinary or kidney problems, irregular menstrual cycle problems, jaundiceand diabetes.The book also discusses certain ethno-botanical plants that have religious significances in the practice of healing and curing variousailments like forprotection, to ward off evil spirits or against magical spells. It also highlights how their ancestors used certain animal’s part, insects and other natural objectsin the application of healing and curing certain types of sicknesses and diseases. The study is mainly a documentation to understand how seriously and effectively the Chothes still continue to practice their ethnomedicines in the contemporary world and thereby encourage in conserving and preservingcertain lifesaving drugs scientifically before it completely annihilated from its environment.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement v Preface vii Abbreviations xi List of Tables xiii 1. Introduction 1 2. Practices of Ethnomedicines among the Chothe of Manipur 9 3. Data Analysis of Chothe Ethmomedicinal Plants 107 4. Chothe Indigenous Medicines 147 5. Conclusion 157 Suggestions 165 References 167 Chothe Respondent Photographs 171 Index 175