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Title: Plants used in traditional healthcare of livestock by Gujjar community of Sub-Himalayan tracts, Uttarakhand, India
Authors: Gaur, R D
Sharma, Jyotsana
Painuli, R M
Keywords: Ethnoveterinary;Gujjars;Medicinal plants;Sub-Himalayan zone;Traditional livestock healthcare;Uttarakhand
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code:  Int. cl.8 ¾ A61K 36/00
Abstract: The present paper highlights the indigenous knowledge on the ethnoveterinary medicinal plants used by the Gujjar community of Sub-Himalayan tracts in Garhwal Himalaya. This tribe is a nomadic one, lives with their livestock’s in the forests, roaming from one place to other in different habitats. Their herds of livestock constituted a substantive role, as their economy is totally dependent on selling milk and other dairy products. They are dependent on the surrounding vegetational wealth for the treatment of various ailments of their livestock, following traditionally based knowledge system. They also have distinct folk concepts regarding the diagnosis of cattle ailments. The following study includes 54 plant species belonging to 32 families, commonly employed in ethnoveterinary practices by the community.
Page(s): 243-248
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.1(2) [June 2010]

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