Journal of Pharmacognosy & Natural Products

ISSN: 2472-0992

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An Ethnobotanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea


Kutan Ahorangi

Therapeutic plant use between four unmistakable lingo study regions in the ES Province of PNG indicated that solitary a little part of plants had shared use in every territory, anyway generally using distinctive plant parts, being readied diversely and to treat distinctive ailments. A few occurrences of already unreported therapeutic plants could be found. Therapeutically under-and over-used plants were discovered both in the provincial reports and in a transregional examination, in this way demonstrating that these restorative usage frequencies contrast between regions. As a rule, when various names for similar species were discovered, we endeavored to coordinate plant family names to the PNG Plant Database variants to consider quantitative examination. Plant families which are considered abused have a substandard tenable stretch that lies over the predominant trustworthy span for the local complete information. Plant families that are considerend underused have a prevalent sound stretch underneath the second rate believable time period provincial complete informational collection dispersion. In any case, among the plants distinguished to species level, just four species were accounted for in each overview: Alstonia scholaris (L.) R.Br, Cassia alata L, Passiflora foetida L, and Zingiber officianale Roscoe. This unmistakably infers an otherworldly/enchanted association of plant and patient. Conventional review of the data assembled yielded data about plants not broadly utilized, inadequately clarified or utilized for unexpected infirmities in comparison to those in districts where utilization of the plant is more normal.


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