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Title: Traditional processing of Shotti (Curcuma angustifolia Roxb.) - A rhizome based ethnic weaning food
Authors: Sharma, Anjali
Keywords: Weaning food;Ethnic;Rajbansi;Rural;Uttar Dinajpur;Traditional
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A47G, A0K 19/00, A01G 7/00, A23N
Abstract: The paper explored the Traditional knowledge of rural women on processing of Shotti (Curcuma angustifolia; Family-Zingiberaceae) - a rhizome based ethnic weaning food, its collection patterns and temporal availability in the Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal, India. The information on preparation of weaning food and medicinal uses is based on the exhaustive interviews with local healers, practicing traditional system of medicine and elderly rural women. This knowledge is mainly confined to native people of North Bengal especially to the women of Rajbansi ethnic group. Details of the plant, parts used, method of preparation, dosage and mode of administration have been reported.
Page(s): 154-155
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(1) [January 2012]

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