STUDIES ON ETHNOMEDICINE AND ROLE OF TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS (THPs) IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (PHCs) IN THE TRIBAL DOMINATED AREAS OF RAJASTHAN- INDIAAbstract
The tribal people depend on plants and plant products for their livelihood, and most of the people still depend on traditional herbal medicine suggested by traditional medicine men or traditional health practitioners (THPs) for their primary health care. In this paper 36 herbal formulations of 59 plant species belonging to 40 families to cure 16 common diseases suggested by 32 traditional health practitioners have been reported from the study area. The main aim of the present work was to give information and documentation of medicinal plants used by the tribals of the study area. The interviews, group discussions collected the ethnomedicinal information and give and take methods with tribal medicine men and traditional health practitioners mainly belonging to Bhil, Garasia, Kathodia and Meena tribes of the study sites. The present study was carried out in the tribal-dominated areas of Rajasthan such as Udaipur, Dungarpur, Banswara, and part of Sirohi and Chittorgarh districts.
G. S. Deora and G. P. S. Jhala
Center of Advanced Study, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Jai Narain Vyas, University, Jodhpur-Rajasthan, India
15 July 2016
17 August 2016
28 August 2016
31 August 2016