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Title: Ethno-veterinary medicinal uses of garlic (Allium sativum) by livestock rearers
Authors: Kale, R B
Gadge, S S
Jayaswall, K
Patole, A O
Mahajan, V
Singh, M
Keywords: Animal husbandry;Garlic;Indigenous technical knowledge;Validation
Issue Date: Apr-2021
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.21: A01K 29/00, A61K 36/8962, A01N 65/42, A61K 36/00, A61M 37/00
Abstract: Garlic (Allium sativum) is used as an important ingredient in the traditional veterinary ethno-medicine since long time among the farmers. The knowledge of the use of garlic individually or additively with other ingredients is scattered in different regions as well as literature. The study was undertaken during 2018-19 to screen the ITKs available in the different sources in which the use of garlic is predominant in ethno-veterinary practices and validate these ITKs with the experts. The validation of ITK was done with 30 experts having the experience in veterinary and ITK practices for their relevance in scientific scenario. The responses of experts for validation were taken on 3-point validity continuum. Out of 46 formulations of garlic with other herbal additives, 56.52% were claimed to have the score above 120 out of 150, showing their wider applicability and validity in ethno-veterinary practice. Ethno-veterinary use of garlic was found for curing cough, cold, fever, urinary problems like oliguria & anuria, bloat, foot and mouth disease, pleuropneumonia, otalgia, dog bite, snake bite, trembling, respiratory system disorder like pleuritis and pneumonia, yoke gall, bone fracture, flatulence, wounds and gangrene. Due to allicin and other sulfur compounds, garlic has antibiotic, antibacterial and antimycotic properties. Ready availability of garlic in every household can be a cost effective first aid or emergency prescription to the livestock rearers who have no immediate access to modern veterinary facilities.
Page(s): 426-435
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.20(2) [April 2021]

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