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Medicinal Plants - International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries
Year : 2014, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 128) Last page : ( 137)
Print ISSN : 0975-4261. Online ISSN : 0975-6892.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-6892.2014.00481.X

Ethnomycology of Termitomyces spp. R. Heim for its medicinal importance in Nepal

Aryal Hari Prasad1,*, Budhathoki Usha2

1Bhairahawa Multiple Campus, Siddarthanagar

2Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

*Corresponding author: Hari Prasad Aryal, e-mail: hahariprasadaryal06@gmail.com

Online published on 11 July, 2014.

Abstract

This paper highlights the knowledge on the uses of the Termitomyces spp. by the different ethnic castes and community inhabiting in the tarai, siwalik and mid-hills of Nepal. Samples were collected from the forest of different ecological zones, between 2010–2012 with their edibility, seasonal availability and nutraceutical relevance. Ninteen taxa species of Termitomyces spp. were discussed with food and medicinal significance. Its documentation in different social, cultural and ethno medicinal practices in different parts of the nation would be very important to sensitize the communities.

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Keywords

Termitomyces, ethnomycology.

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