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1G.S. Deora , 2M.S Rathore
1Taxonomy and plant diversity Laboratory, Center of Advanced study, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Jai NarainVyas University, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) 342005, India.
2Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Bhupal Noble's University Udaipur, (Rajasthan)- 313001
In tribal dominated areas of Rajasthan, the use of plants in primary health care system is an integral source of easily available remedy for their domestic animals. The tribal people still depend on traditional herbal medicine suggested by traditional medicine man or traditionally knowledgeable health practitioners or ethno-veterinarian. This study was conducted in the tribal dominated belt comprising with six districts namely Banswara, Dungarpur, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand and Udaipur. The area is dominated mainly by Bhil, Meena, Garasia and Kathodia tribes. The ethno-veterinary medicinal information was collected by interviews, group discussions and give and take methods with the tribal knowledge men or ethnoveterian and traditional animal health practitioners. In the present investigation herbal formulations of 19 plant species belonging to 14 families have been documented from the different areas of the study sites.
KEYWORDS: Ethno-veterinary medicine,Traditional practitioners, Tribal people, Ethno-veterinian .Animal health care system
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