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Title: Traditional wisdom of rural people about primary health care of children
Authors: Tripathi, Hema
Kunzru, O N
Keywords: Traditional medicine;Primary healthcare of children;Bareilly district
Issue Date: Jul-2004
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.7: A61K35/78, A61P1/10, A61P1/12, A61P11/02, A61P17/02, A61P11/10.
Abstract: An attempt has been made to document the indigenous methods of treatment followed by rural families for curing/treating common ailments among children. Data were generated from 300 rural families covering 60 villages of Bareilly district in Uttar Pradesh. A total of 124 indigenous practices were identified and documented under 27 different common ailments found among children. It was observed that 50% respondents were practicing as many as 4-6 different indigenous treatments followed by 42% respondents practicing 7-9 practices. Diarrhea followed by burn and cold was the most common ailment treated by 73, 62 and 60% respondents, respectively. More than 30% of the respondents had the local technical knowledge about fever, dysentery, vomiting, boils, measles, wounds, cough, conjunctivitis and worm infestations separately. About 29% of the respondents were following indigenous treatments of stomachache followed by constipation (25%), stomatitis (22.33%), pneumonia (18.66%), trachoma (13.0 %) and fractures (5.0%). Less then 5% rural families were found to have the knowledge about indigenous treatments regarding, dislocation, chicken pox, scorpion bite, snake bite, removal of thorn and sunstroke, etc.
Page(s): 314-324
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.03(3) [July 2004]

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