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|Title: || Traditional Herbal Medicinal Knowledge in Sagar Taluk of Shimoga District, Karnataka, India |
|Authors: ||Rajakumar, N|
Shivanna, M B
|Keywords: ||Ailments;Ethnomedicine;Herbal practitioners;Sagar taluk;Karnataka|
|Issue Date: ||Mar-2010|
|IPC Code: ||Int. cl.8—A61K 36/00|
An ethno-medico-botanical field survey was
conducted from May 2006 to July 2007 to document the uses of medicinal plants
by traditional herbal healers in Sagar taluk of Shimoga district, Karnataka State, India. The information about plant
species and their local name, part used, mode of drug preparation, dosage and
duration was collected from 22 herbal practitioners and knowledgeable elder
people residing in 10 randomly selected villages using semi-structured and
questionnaire based interviews. In the present study, a total of 48 plant
species belonging to 44 genera and 31 families used by folk practitioners to
treat various common to chronic human and veterinary ailments were documented.
Traditional healers in the study villages have a fairly good knowledge about
the medicinal values of locally available plants, discussed in this paper.
|ISSN: ||0976-0512 (Online); 0976-0504 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJNPR Vol.1(1) [March 2010]|
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