by Toku Chokio
The use of plants and animal as a source of medicine is as old as humanity. Traditional medicine is widely used by the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh as well as North East India and India as a whole. The Nyishi tribe is an indigenous group of people living in some districts of Arunachal Pradesh. For this study, Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi districts have been taken as the focus areas of study. The paper gives a brief overviews of the indigenous knowledge system of health and healthcare, people’s understanding of health and dieseases and how the people care and heal diseases & illness and drive away illness and sickness by traditional religious ritual and performances.
Chokio T. 2018. Indigenous Healing and Treatment Practices among the Nyishis of Kurung Kumey and Kra Daadi Districts in Arunachal Pradesh, Dera Natung Government College Research Journal, 3, 96-106.