Abstract
 
 

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Traditional folk practices still hold major places as one of the major health-providing systems for the remote tribal and village people.

Aim: To study and collect folklore medicinal knowledge for further validation, so it can be used for the benefit of society.

Materials and methods: Medico-ethno botanical survey was done of Bageshwar district in Kumaon Himalayan region of Uttarakhand state of India.

Observation: Bhotia tribal community is major inhabitants of the forest areas in this region. Folklore was collected through participatory rural appraisal (PRA) technique.

Result: Totally 18 folklores were collected and documented.

Conclusion: Such traditional knowledge needs to be documented and preserved, as they are getting extinct gradually which may result in loss of such precious knowledge to be lost by mankind which may pave the path of future health care system.

Keywords: Ayurveda, Bageshwar, Bhotiya community, Folk practices, Uttarakhand.

How to cite this article: Arya D, Goel S, Joshi GC, Sharma OR, Sharma SK. Medico-Ethno Botanical Practices among Bhotia Tribe of Kumaon Himalaya: A Case Study from Bageshwar District, Uttarakhand, India. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;3(1):43-47.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

 
 
 


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