Indigenous knowledge of Tribal Medicinal practices in Central India : an Anthropo-Pharmaceutical approach
Somnath Chakraverty (B. E. C., University of Calcutta)
Raja Chakraverty (Gupta College Of Technological Sciences,asansol)
Paper short abstract:
The indigenous collective knowledge on community health and ethno-medicinal practices have evolved and refined through trial and error method spontaneously experienced for generations as also shared within a community. The uncertainty in curing diseases has traditionally integrated the essential elements of science with supernatural beliefs, interpretations and performances.
Paper long abstract:
In this multidisciplinary model of approach, the traditional health practices and ethno-medicinal system accessible in a particular locality, rather within a distinct topo cultural area is explored for understanding varied facts of common ethno-medicinal practices. The study includes the system of transmission of the indigenous knowledge in synchronic and diachronic dimensions, on potential resources and its process of mobilization.
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