Project Profile

Project Title An ethnobotanical survey of indigenous plants of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and their pharmacological screening for antiulcer potential
Project Code 2016NA21
Project Status Ongoing
Start Date February 2017
Sponsor(s) Department of Biotechnology
Division Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology

Over a century, peptic ulcer disease has been affecting a lot of people in the world and hence, some researchers consider this disease a new plague of the twenty-first century. Modern medicines have their own limitations, especially against ulcers with complex pathology, indicating the need of a substitute medication from an alternative system of medicine. In India, traditional medicine is a common practice particularly among the rural masses and nearly 80% of our population offers this form of medicine (Pushpangadan and Subramonian, 1999). This is a prevailing situation in all the developing countries and taking note of these realities this project will select the medicinal plants of traditional use on ethno-botanical survey of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for their biological screening of anti-ulcer activity in experimental animals. This will help to find out some possible anti-ulcer drugs from the indigenous medicinal plants of Northeast.