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Title: Indigenous animal healthcare practices in district Porbandar, Gujarat
Authors: Jadeja, B A
Odedra, N K
Solanki, K M
Baraiya, N M
Keywords: Indigenous knowledge
Animal healthcare
Medicinal plants
Traditional knowledge
Ethnoveterinary medicine
Porbandar
Gujarat
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A01J7/04, A01K11/00, A61K35/00, A61K36/00, A61P1/04, A61P17/00, A61P19/00
Abstract: The paper describes the indigenous knowledge of local communities on the traditional healthcare system in district Porbandar. A total of about 573 individuals from 42 villages across district Porbandar were interviewed. Of the total interviewed persons, 41% claimed to have the ethnoveterinary knowledge. Respondents listed a total of 74 plant species that are used for treating ailments in the animals. Leaves, seeds, fruits and in some cases whole plant were used for medicinal purposes. The plant parts are fed to sick animal for treating rheumatism, fever, bloat, foot and mouth diseases, constipation, stomach pain, mastitis, swellings, sprains, gastric problems and to expel the placenta after delivery in cattle. The emphasis has been laid on scientific validation of medicinal properties of the plants used in traditional medication system, and also to recognize and reward the traditional wisdom of the local communities.
Page(s): 253-258
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.05(2) [April 2006]

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