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Title: Medicinal plants of cold desert Ladakh used in the treatment of stomach disorders
Authors: Ballabh, Basant
Chaurasia, O P
Keywords: Stomach disorders
Cold desert
Amchi
Boto tribes
Herbal remedies
Ethnomedicine
Medicinal plants
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A01K61/00, A61P1/04, A61P1/10, A61P1/14, A61P1/16
Abstract: The paper deals with 57 plants species belonging to 24 families used in the treatment of stomach disorders by the Boto (the Buddhists) tribal community of Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir state. Plants parts used in the treatment of stomach disorders along with methods of preparation, dose of administration and duration of treatment is described. The traditional practitioners are called Amchis in Ladakh and the traditional medical system is principally based on Tibetan System of Medicine. The local people of the region still rely on traditional systems of medicine for curing stomach disorders and more than 60% tribal population is dependant on herbal remedies.
Page(s): 185-190
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.08(2) [April 2009]

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