Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 671–677 | Cite as

‘Jumin’ a traditional beverage of Nocte tribe in Arunachal Pradesh: an ethnobotanical survey

  • K. C. BhattEmail author
  • Pavan Kumar Malav
  • S. P. Ahlawat
Notes on Neglected and Underutilized Crops


During an exploration and germplasm collection trip to Arunachal Pradesh in 2016 besides collection of local crop diversity, traditional knowledge on the method of preparation of a traditional beverage ‘Jumin and its nutritional, therapeutic and cultural values were recorded from the Nocte tribe inhabiting in remote localities of Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. In present communication, plant diversity collected, ethnobotany and associated traditional knowledge on method of preparation of ‘Jumin’ and its therapeutic, cultural and religious values among the Nocte tribe have been discussed.


Traditional knowledge Nocte Rice Millets Ethnobotany India 



Authors express their sincere thanks to the Director, ICAR-NBPGR for providing facilities and to the inhabitants of Tirap district to share the traditional knowledge.


This study was not funded by any funding agency. The study was conducted by using institutional (ICAR-NBPGR) fund.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Bhatt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pavan Kumar Malav
    • 1
  • S. P. Ahlawat
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Plant Exploration and Germplasm CollectionICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic ResourcesNew DelhiIndia

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