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Title: Diversity and indigenous household remedies of the inhabitants surrounding Mornaula reserve forest in West Himalaya
Authors: Pant, Shreekar
Samant, SS
Arya, SC
Keywords: Diversity
Indigenous Knowledge
Household remedies
Medicinal plants
Mornaula reserve forest
West Himalaya
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P1/04, A61P1/06, A61P5/00, A61P5/50, A61P13/00, A61P13/02, A61P19/00, A61P21/00, A61P25/00
Abstract: The remote villages of the Indian Himalayan region are repository of the indigenous knowledge and practices. Documentation of such knowledge is required in view of the day-by-day disappearing knowledge in new generations. Therefore, an attempt has been made to document the indigenous uses and practices of the plants utilized in household remedies by the inhabitants surrounding the Mornaula reserve forest in West Himalaya. A total of 33 plant species belonging to 31 genera and 22 families are used traditionally to cure various diseases/ailments. 31 plant species are non-natives and 02 species are natives to the Himalayan region. Various parts of the these species are used to cure cold, cough, fever, liver disorder, kidney stone, joints pain, eye and ear diseases, diabetes, healing wounds, toothache, etc. Such studies would help developing a comprehensive data base of the plants used in household remedies, strengthening the healthcare system in the villages and also in conserving the traditional knowledge and practices for posterity.
Page(s): 606-610
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.08(4) [October 2009]

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