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Title: Traditional processing of <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Shotti </i>(<i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Curcuma angustifolia </i>Roxb.) - A rhizome based ethnic weaning food
Authors: Sharma, Anjali
Keywords: Weaning food
<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Mangal; mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:HI" lang="EN-US">Rajbansi</span></i>
Uttar Dinajpur
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Series/Report no.: Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup>: A47G, A0K 19/00, A01G 7/00, A23N
Abstract: The paper explored the Traditional knowledge of rural women on processing of <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Shotti </i>(<i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Curcuma angustifolia; </i>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 <i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal">Rajbansi</i> ethnic group. Details of the plant, parts used, method of preparation, dosage and mode of administration have been reported.
Description: 154-155
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(1) [January 2012]

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