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Title: Plants used by the rural communities of district Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Authors: Sharma, Jyotsana
Painuli, RM
Gaur, R D
Keywords: Ethnomedicine;Vaidhyas;Traditional healthcare;Shahjahanpur
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/00, A61P1/06, A61P09/04, A61P11/00, A61P11/06, A61P15/00, A61P15/02, A61P19/00, A61P25/00, A61P29/00, A61P39/02
Abstract: Throughout the globe, the traditional knowledge system has gained prime importance in context with conservation, sustainable development, and search for new utilization patterns of plant resources. In this context, the ethnomedicinal plants and the traditional healthcare system prevalent amongst the aboriginal and the rural population of various societies contribute significant role. Considering the importance of herbal medicines, the paper pertains to the studies conducted in the rural areas of Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh. The study is based on extensive field surveys, plant collection, and the interviews with the local folks particularly the Vaidhyas, women folk, and the senior inhabitants. In all, over 70 plant species belonging to 32 families have been enumerated, which are found to be of common use by the locales.
Page(s): 798-803
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(4) [October 2010]

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