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Title: Documenting Grandmas’ prescriptions for skin ailments in Valsad district, Gujarat
Authors: Shah, Brijesh
Sheth, Falguni
Parabia, Minoo
Keywords: Skin disease
Ethnomedicine
Grandma’s prescriptions
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P17/00, A61P17/02, A61P17/14, A61P29/00, A61P35/00
Abstract: The four years survey of 207 persons of Valsad district yielded about 2,177 remedies for different ailments from tribes and the rural populace of the district. The information was classified in to 23 disease groups based on their utility. The paper emphasizes information gathered for one of such groups, skin ailments. There were about 54 recipes. The detailed analysis of the data includes recipes, dosages and diet restrictions. Since the information collected was the inherent, age old knowledge, it was named as grandmas’ prescription. A prior informed consent was obtained from the knowledge providers.
Page(s): 372-374
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.10(2) [April 2011]

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