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Title: Folk therapy for eczema, bone fracture, boils, sores and gingivitis in Taragtal province of Uttaranchal
Authors: Arya, KR
Agarwal, SC
Keywords: Folk medicine;Garhwali;Kumaoni;Eczema;Bone fracture;Boils;Sores;Gingivitis;Uttaranchal
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl. ⁸: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P17/00, A61P17/02, A61P19/00, A61P27/16, A61P29/00, A61P31/00
Abstract: The communication provides the findings of the folk therapy used for the treatment of eczema, bone fracture, boils, sores and gingivitis of Taragtal province at Ganai block of Almora district in Uttaranchal. The study area is extremely remote part of the district and is inhabited by majority of Kumaoni and few of them are Garhwali. The general population and the traditional herbal healers continue to rely on their folk system of medication for their healthcare. A total number of 15 participants from general public, 14 traditional herbal healers, and 24 patients suffering from above diseases were involved in the study as a source of information. The aim of the study is to explore the folklore therapy of this region for the treatment of eczema, bone fracture, boils, sores and gingivitis for the betterment of the common people and wider application.
Page(s): 443-445
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.07(3) [July 2008]

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