Socio-economic impact of medicinal plants on the forest fringe communities of Nambor reserve forest, Assam
Alok Yadav, Praveen Kumar Verma and Hari Ram Bora
The present status of medicinal plants in forests is a matter of deep concern as they are gradually declining and disappearing. Many indigenous communities all over the world depended on medicinal plants available in their surrounding forest for their day to day needs. These forests in general act as repositories for their traditional medicines.
Socio-economic study was conducted in the fringe villages of Nambor Reserve Forest of Assam to collect information on medicinal uses of plants in their surrounding forest through questionnaire. Information from different tribes was collected on the local uses of plants for medicinal use. Market survey was also done and information of medicinal plants pertaining to rate, availability and source of medicinal plants in local markets were collected