Volume 2, Issue 2


Phytochemical Constituents of Some Medicinal Plant Species Used in Recipe During ‘Bohag Bihu’ in Assam


Author(s): Barnali Gogoi, K. Zaman
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

Abstract: An ethno botanical study has been carried out to focus on medicinal utility of 101 plant species eaten during Bohag Bihu in Assamese society. Amongst 101 species, 25 species are found to have effect on gastrointestinal problem, 18 species effect on skin diseases, 16 species effect on respiratory ailments, 14 species effect as anti diabetic, 7 species effect on gynaecological problems, 6 species effect as blood purifier, 4 species effect on rheumatism, 3 species effect on eye-sight improvement and 2 species effect on jaundice. These plants contain various phytochemicals like saponins, alkaloids, sterols, flavanoids, glycosides, terpenoids which have certain medicinal values. The paper reflects the rich ethno medicinal value of the herbs along with their phytochemical constituents The further scrutiny and evaluation of the safety parameters of each component of the herb used in the recipe may be investigate to develop a pharmacologically potent lead molecule..


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