The Study of Ethnobotanical Uses by Local Healers in Taktse Chiwog from Central Bhutan

Aim: To document the ethnobotanical uses in Taktse Chiwog (Village blocks) by local healers

Study Design: Semi-structured interview and direct interview was conducted with the prior approval from the Chiwog official. Two local healers/informants were contacted for interview before field visits based on their popularity and experience of using medicinal plants in their locality.

Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at Taktse Chiwog, Trongsa Dzongkhag, Bhutan between July and October 2019.

Methodology: Two local healers were identified based on their experience on ethno medical practice. Multiple approaches were taken such as botanical inventories, collection of plant specimens, semi-structured and direct interviews with local healers including free listing (FL) and preference ranking (PR) to collect the information on medicinal use/s using questionnaires.

Results: Eighty Two plant species from forty nine families were recorded with their ethno medicinal uses by the local healers against various ailments and diseases.

Conclusion: This study suggests that most of the medicinal plants available within locality are commonly used by the healers for the treating different diseases, dislocation and fracture of musculoskeletal system.

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APA

Penjor, D., Tshering, T & Tawus, G. (2021). The Study of Ethnobotanical Uses by Local Healers in Taktse Chiwog from Central Bhutan. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-study-of-ethnobotanical-uses-by-local-healers-in-taktse-chiwog-from-central-bhutan

MLA 8th

Penjor, Dorji, et. al. "The Study of Ethnobotanical Uses by Local Healers in Taktse Chiwog from Central Bhutan" Afribary. Afribary, 01 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-study-of-ethnobotanical-uses-by-local-healers-in-taktse-chiwog-from-central-bhutan. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

MLA7

Penjor, Dorji, Taw Tshering and Gabriel Tawus . "The Study of Ethnobotanical Uses by Local Healers in Taktse Chiwog from Central Bhutan". Afribary, Afribary, 01 Jun. 2021. Web. 23 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-study-of-ethnobotanical-uses-by-local-healers-in-taktse-chiwog-from-central-bhutan >.

Chicago

Penjor, Dorji, Taw Tshering and Gabriel Tawus . "The Study of Ethnobotanical Uses by Local Healers in Taktse Chiwog from Central Bhutan" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-study-of-ethnobotanical-uses-by-local-healers-in-taktse-chiwog-from-central-bhutan