India is one among such countries that enjoys great antiquity of health practices backed by a strong base of its indigenous traditional knowledge (TK). The TK on medical and health sciences is systematically documented in dedicated compendia, such as Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtang Samgraha, etc., and also as supplementary health information in several nonmedical literatures, while certain health traditions in vogue, which are being transmitted from ancestors as oral health traditions (OHTs), and ethnomedical practices (EMPs) remain undocumented. The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has been putting efforts to document and validate local health traditions (LHTs), and EMPs prevalent among individuals and communities through the Tribal Health Care Research Program (THCRP), and medicoethno botanical survey (MEBS). Moreover, certain leads provided by individuals, claimants, and traditional healers are also being documented from time-to-time. Such information is further examined for its scientific relevance and merit on their attributes and principles to ascertain the suitability for further validation and drug development.

Keywords: Documentation, Ethnomedical practices, Local health traditions, Oral health traditions, Traditional knowledge, Validation.

How to cite this article: Srikanth N, Maheswar T, Sunita, Tripathi AK, Rath C, Khanduri S, Sharma MM, Sahi VK, Singh S, Mangal AK, Gaidhani SN. Generation of Basic information on Claims pertaining to Local Health Traditions, Oral Health Traditions, and Ethnomedical Practices for Validation: An Elective Pro Forma for Documentation by Individuals. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2017;2(4):306-312.

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