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Local Health Traditional Practices of Koppal District, Karnataka, India

Nagayya Shiddamallayya, Rama R Vendrapati, Sanjay K Giri, Shashidhar H Doddamani, Malalur N Shubhashree, Sulochana Bhat, Chinmay Rath, Bonthu Susmitha, Ashish K Tripathi, Anupam K Mangal, Kartar S Dhiman

Keywords : Folk healers, Koppal, Medicinal plants, Traditional healing,Ethnomedicobotanical survey

Citation Information : Shiddamallayya N, Vendrapati RR, Giri SK, Doddamani SH, Shubhashree MN, Bhat S, Rath C, Susmitha B, Tripathi AK, Mangal AK, Dhiman KS. Local Health Traditional Practices of Koppal District, Karnataka, India. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2019; 4 (2):61-71.

DOI: 10.5005/jdras-10059-0063

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Aim: The present study is to document the information on local health traditions used for various human and animal diseases by traditional healers of Koppal district, Karnataka, India. Materials and methods: Seasonal ethnomedicobotanical (EMB) Survey has been conducted in Koppal district Karnataka during 2013 to 2014 to document the local health traditions (LHTs) knowledge related to human and animal. Results: The EMB survey team documented 24 LHTs claims in Koppal district, Karnataka, which were related to joint pains, bone fracture, psychiatry, gastrointestinal disorders, skin disease, hemorrhoids, diabetics, aphrodisiac, infections, eye disease, neurological disorders, gynecological disorders, jaundice, migraine, and inducing of vomiting in human beings and few veterinary practices such as diarrhea, loss of appetite, stomatitis, and bone fracture. Conclusion: Traditional healers are sheltered in the remote rural and tribal pockets. This is the time to identify effective formulations to manage or treat human ailments and spread the awareness in public for use. Scientific society has to work to introduce modern techniques in traditional system, identify unique properties that are playing very important role in the treatment of health issues, and validate scientifically and recommend the formulations for large-scale production by pharmaceutical industry for the benefit of the common people.

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