International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Documentation of filamentous green algae (Soh-Pailen) used in ethnic medicine to relief pain associated with burns: A slowly eroding ethnomedicinal practice by the Khasi tribal communities of Meghalaya, India

M Wanlambok Sanglyne, Carefulness M Dirborne, Donald H Nongkynrih

The present study aim to shed some light on a unique ethno-based knowledge involving the use of filamentous green algae to relief pains associated with first degree burns practised by the Khasi tribal communities in the State of Meghalaya. This investigative study also focused on the documentation and identification of these algal species that were being used for the aforementioned purpose. Algal species belonging to three phyla viz., Charophyta, Chlorophyta and Ochrophyta were identified photographed and documented accordingly in this study. It has been found that Spirogyra with 9 recorded species which belongs to the phylum Charophyta and the family Zygnematophyceae was the most widely utilized algal genera for relieving pains associated with burns.
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M Wanlambok Sanglyne, Carefulness M Dirborne, Donald H Nongkynrih. Documentation of filamentous green algae (Soh-Pailen) used in ethnic medicine to relief pain associated with burns: A slowly eroding ethnomedicinal practice by the Khasi tribal communities of Meghalaya, India. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 259-265
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