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Title: Indigenous herbal coolants for combating heat stress in the hot Indian Arid Zone
Authors: Kumar, Suresh
Parveen, Farzana
Goyal, Sangeeta
Chauhan, Aruna
Keywords: Indigenous knowledge;Herbal coolants;Heat stress;Indian arid zone
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl. ⁸ : A61K36/00, A61P17/10
Abstract: In view of continuous hot weather in eight months a year in arid western Rajasthan, desert dwellers have developed strategies to cope excessive heat. These include use of plants as herbal coolant for human body. An appraisal of such herbal coolants in Western Rajasthan revealed use of 30 species of angiosperm belonging to 30 genera and 24 families. In the paper, common & botanical names and uses of 30 taxa as herbal coolant has been described.
Page(s): 679-682
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.07(4) [October 2008]

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