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Title: Indigenous traditional knowledge recorded on some medicinal plants in Narendra Nagar Block (Tehri Garhwal), Uttarakhand
Authors: Dangwal, L R
Sharma, Antima
Keywords: Medicinal plants;Narendra Nagar block;Natural resources;Traditional Health Care System;Traditional knowledge;Vaidyas
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. cl. (2011.01) --A61K 36/00
Abstract: Garhwal Himalaya has been the reservoir of enormous natural resources including vegetational wealth. Local natives and tribes who live in the vicinity of forest, being close to the nature, possess a deep practical knowledge on indigenous flora, pertaining to curatives, culture, customs, ethos, cults, religion, belief, legends, myths as well as other miscellaneous uses. The people in remote villages and tribal areas depend upon the folk medicines and household remedies to a great extent. The prevalent practice of herbal remedies has descended down from generation to generation and includes the cure from simple ailments to the most complicated one. The present communication pertains to the traditional knowledge on some medicinal plants used for the treatment of various diseases i.e. dysentery, dysmenorrhea, obstetrical problem, piles, leucorrhoea, nasal bleeding, ophthalmic disorder, alopecia, scabies, urinary disorder, bronchitis, lumbago, epilepsy, sleeplessness, splenomegaly, galactagogue, etc.
Page(s): 110-115
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.2(1) [March 2011]

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