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Local health wisdom of rural women using medicinal plants

by Arti Verma, Asha Singhal, Dheeraj Singh
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge ()
  • ISSN: 09725938


The health traditions in which much of the practices are local and community specific are known as Local Health Traditions (LHTs). For cold and cough, the traditional treatments included ukaali made of different ingredients like dhania, clove, tulsi, black pepper, jaiphal, ginger and misri .Whereas, for diarrhoea, the traditional treatment comprised of taking curd and isab, and mixture of harad and jaiphal. Dysentery is treated by various herbs and ingredient like khejadi, maroda phali and isab. Skin diseases are treated by taking bath with neem leaves and malaria is treated by tulsi leaves and cloves, chewing young leaves of neem.

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