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Ethnobotanical studies of Sikkim: a review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Sikkim Government College, Namchi, India
  • 2Institute of Ethnobiology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, MP, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 10, Issue (4), Pages 34-44, November,10 (2021)


The present study was reveal to documentation of ethnobotany included by various ethno botanists in their report prepared by survey of ethnobotanical knowledge of Sikkim. The interest in Research based activities in the area of ethnobotany has improved extremely in last ten years. However, the commencement of ethnobotanical knowledge, technical studies in ethnobotany has made a significant input to know the indigenous people, tribal medicine, conservation and agriculture practices. There are 200 Research papers in 13 categories were collected in different aspects of ethnobotany for their scientific documentation. Of these, agriculture (3), conservation (25), culture and religions (8), edible plants (18), general ethnobotany (49), ethno-medicine (34), ethno-veterinary (3), Folklore (6), floral diversity (9), sacred grove (8), socio-economic (6), traditional food (9) and tribals (22) were studied.


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