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Title: Animal self-medication through natural sources
Authors: Jain, C P
Dashora, Ashok
Garg, Rahul
Kataria, Udichi
Vashistha, Bharat
Keywords: Animal self-medication;Zoopharmacognosy;Dirt;Insects;Medicinal plants
Issue Date: Feb-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. cl.8—A61K 35/64, A61K 36/00
Abstract: The term ‘Zoopharmacognosy’ was coined to describe the process by which wild animals select and use specific plants with medicinal properties against ailments and prevention of disease. Early studies of zoopharmacognosy focused on the interactions between plants and the herbivores that consume them. The study of animal self-medication and ethno-medicinal practices may provide important leads to future sources of medicine. This paper highlights the existence, efficiency and self-medication in wild animals.
Page(s): 49-53
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.7(1) [January-February 2008]

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