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Table 3 Ethnozoological use of paha among local community in Manaslu Conservation Area, Gorkha District

From: Ethnoherpetological notes regarding the paha frogs and conservation implication in Manaslu Conservation Area, Gorkha District, Nepal

Scientific name Common name Nepali name Vernacular name Use (F, M)a Parts used Procedure Therapeutic purpose IUCN Red List status
Nanorana liebigii (Günther, 1860) Liebig’s paa frog Man paha Luklang, Myakluk F, M Eggs and all body parts: flesh, legs, bones, skin, etc. except guts (intestine) Fresh raw meat deep fried in hot oil and mixed with spice for curry, either smoked or sun/shade dried (including eggs) for later use. Meat consumption supplies strength and promotes vigor for pregnant women, nursing mothers and individuals recovering from illness. Treats typhoid, diarrhea, dysentery, stomach ache, headache, fever, cough-cold, urine problem, asthma, etc. Skin used as antiseptic for healing wounds and crushed paha bones for treating fractures. Dried eggs cure impotency. Least Concern (LC), Trend Decreasing
Ombrana sikimensis (Jerdon, 1870) Sikkim Asian frog Rato paha   F All body parts: flesh, legs, bones, skin, etc. except guts (intestine) Fresh raw meat deep fried in hot oil and mixed with spice for curry, either smoked or sun/shade dried for later use   Least Concern (LC), Trend Decreasing
Amolops formosusb (Günther, 1876 “1875”) Assam cascade frog Hariyo paha Raslang M Skin, slime, and eggs Freshly collected skin secretions and peeled skin Skin and fresh eggs used as antiseptic for healing wounds. Least Concern (LC), Trend Decreasing
  1. aRepresents food and medicinal
  2. bAvoided for consumption due to strong odor and bitter taste