NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

Research Journals >
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK) >
IJTK Vol.09 [2010] >
IJTK Vol.09(4) [October 2010] >

Title: Ethnozoological study in a tropical wildlife sanctuary of Eturunagaram in the Warangal district, Andhra Pradesh
Authors: Benarjee, G
Srikanth, K
Ramu, G
Ramulu, K Narasimha
Keywords: Ethnozoology
Animal products
Wildlife sanctuary
Koya tribe
Guthikoya tribe
Andhra Pradesh
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: A61K36/00, A61P01/02, A61P09/14, A61P11/00, A61P15/00, A61P19/00, A61P29/00, A61P31/02, A61P33/06, A61P35/00
Abstract: The ethnozoological practices using different animal products and their derivatives as medicine by the Koya and Guthikoya tribes in the Eturunagaram wild life sanctuary has been discussed. The study elucidates the use of 23 animals, which are described as folk medicine by the local tribal community. A field survey was conducted through interviews with a structured questionnaire revealed use of 23 species for the curing of various diseases. The zootherapeutic knowledge inherited since time immemorial was mostly based on the use of domestic animals and wild animals as important medicinal resources. It is suggested that this kind of knowledge may be useful to save the life in emergency. The study also gives emphasis on the strategies of conservation and management of faunistic resources. The ethnozoological practice indicates that traditional knowledge of zootherapy is a must and to be strengthened in order to discover the new line of resources in pharmaceutics.
Page(s): 701-704
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(4) [October 2010]

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
IJTK 9(4) 701-704.pdf67.1 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
 Current Page Visits: 1044 
Recommend this item


Online Submission of Articles |  NISCAIR Website |  National Knowledge Resources Consortium |  Contact us |  Feedback

Disclaimer: NISCAIR assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The editorial staff in its work of examining papers received for publication is helped, in an honorary capacity, by many distinguished engineers and scientists.

CC License Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India

Copyright © 2015 The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. All rights reserved.

Powered by DSpace Copyright © 2002-2007 MIT and Hewlett-Packard | Compliant to OAI-PMH V 2.0

Home Page Total Visits: 170163 since 01-Sep-2015  Last updated on 30-Jun-2016Webmaster: