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The lesser-known medicine Ka Dawai Ñiangsohpet of the Khasis in Meghalaya, Northeast India

  title={The lesser-known medicine Ka Dawai {\~N}iangsohpet of the Khasis in Meghalaya, Northeast India},
  author={S. R. Hynniewta and Y. Kumar},
  journal={Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge},
The paper aims at focusing light on the hidden indigenous knowledge of traditional medicines of the Khasis in Meghalaya. There is an age-old belief of the Khasis in a type of germ that infects the infants and newborns known as U Niangsohpet (Niang means germs and sohpet means the navel in Khasi dialect) and in administering of the herbal medicine Ka Dawai Niangsohpet to eliminate the germs from the body .The information presented in the paper is collected through direct field interviews with… Expand
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