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Medicinal plants of Thai people in Thach Giam commune, Tuong Duong district, Nghe An province

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Medicinal plants represent an important group of non-timber forest products (NTFP) in Vietnam. The medicinal plant resource of Thai ethnic people in Thach Giam Commune, Tuong Duong District, Nghe An Province is known with 231 species belonging to 192 genera and 80 families in four divisions (Lycopodiophyta, Equisetophyta, Polypodiophyta, Magnoliophyta) of higher vascular plants, among them, the Magnoliophyta is the largest division (82 families, 186 genera and 224 species); the Equisetophyta is the smallest division (1 family, 1 genus and 1 species). There are 4 species listed in Red Data Book of Vietnam (2007). The medicinal plants are very diverse in life forms: mostly medicinal herbs (72 species) and medicinal trees (64 species), medicinal shrubs and at least  medicinal climbers in total. The leaves, stems and roots are commonly used as medicine but the sap is the least of all. The medicinal plants are used in 39 folk remedies for treating 15 disease groups. The Thai ethnic people in Thach Giam Commune, Tuong Duong District, Nghe An Province have rich experiences and traditional knowledge in use of medicinal plants so it is necessary to protect and manage their medicinal plant resources.

Lu Thi Ngan
Vietnam National Natural Meseum
Nguyen Nghia Thin
HNU

(Proceedings of 3rd National Scientific Conference on Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi 22th October 2009 - IEBR)

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