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Title: Herbal remedies used against arthritis in Kishtwar High Altitude National Park
Authors: Kumar, Satish
Hamal, Irshad Ahmed
Keywords: Herbal remedies;Arthritis;Kishtwar high altitude national park
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int.Cl.8:A01D 9/04, A01D 9/08
Abstract: Arthritis literally meaning inflammation of joints is a common ailment of cold regions caused by wear and tear on the articular cartilage (Osteoarthritis) through the natural ageing process, constant use, trauma or one of number of inflammatory processes. Regardless of the cause, the joints become inflamed, causing swelling, pain and stiffness. Although there is no cure for most forms of the arthritis, various phyto-therapies can help patients manage symptoms and improve their over all quality of life. The present communication deals with traditional remedies used against arthritis by indigenous populace in Kishtwar High Altitude National Park. During the course of study it was observed that the local populace in the Kishtwar High Altitude National Park use 13 different herbal treatments involving 14 plants/plant parts for arthritis but the choice and frequency of use for herbs is influenced by many factors such as season of the year, accessibility and knowledge of other species.
Page(s): 358-361
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.10(2) [April 2011]

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