Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 8

Ethnomedicinal Plants of Sumi Nagas in Zunheboto District, Nagaland, Northeast India

Alino Sumi1* and Kimiyekato Shohe2

1Martin Luther Christian University, Meghalaya, India
2Land resources, Government of Nagaland, Nagaland, India

*Corresponding Author: Alino Sumi, Department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystems, Martin Luther Christian University,Meghalaya, India.

Received: June 20, 2018; Published: July 09, 2018

Citation: Alino Sumi and Kimiyekato Shohe. “Ethnomedicinal Plants of Sumi Nagas in Zunheboto District, Nagaland, Northeast India”. Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 2.8 (2018).


  Ethnomedicine is a term that refers to a wide range of healthcare systems/structures, practices, beliefs and therapeutic techniques that arise from indigenous cultural development. The word Ethnomedicine is sometimes used as a synonym for traditional medicine. It is mostly preserved only by oral tradition. The study was conducted in the Sumi-inhabited villages of Zunheboto district- Askhomi, Khrimtomi, Rotomi and Philimi. The survey derived information on 50 medicinal plants used by the Sumi Nagas in Zunheboto district all catering to different diseases and ailments.

Keywords: Ethnomedicine; Sumi Naga; Zunheboto; Nagaland

Copyright: © 2018 Alino Sumi and Kimiyekato. Shohe. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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