2. ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANTS USED FOR DENTAL HEALTH CARE IN RUPANDEHI DISTRICT, NEPAL

  • ANANT GOPAL SINGH
Keywords: Rupandehi, Ethnomedicinal plants, Indigenous knowledge, Dental caries, Ethnobotany.

Abstract

Traditionally the plant based drugs have been used by all the people of Nepal. These drugs are now getting importance all over the world. An ethnomedicinal survey was carried out among the people of different village development committees of Rupandehi district, Nepal about their usage of plants against dental disorders. Totally 15 plants belonging to 15 families were documented from study areas. These plant species are mostly used by the people of Rupandehi district on daily basis. The fresh plant species are mostly used for curing dental problems, when these fresh plants are not available dried one’s are used. The study thus underscores the potentials of the medicinal plants in the field of ethnobotany and the need for the documentation of indigenous healthcare knowledge of the people.

Author Biography

ANANT GOPAL SINGH

ANANT GOPAL SINGH

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY,

TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY,

 BUTWAL MULTIPLE CAMPUS,

BUTWAL, RUPANDEHI, NEAPL.

Corresponding author’s e-mail:  agsingh26@rediffmail.com

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Published
2017-06-01