Accepted paper:

Ethno medicine and health care practices among theSoliga tribe in Chamarajanagara

Author:

Cheluvamba Puttamadaiah (University of Mysore)

Paper short abstract:

An attempt is made to highlight the role of ethno-medicine and health care practices among the Soliga tribe in urban cities.

Paper long abstract:

The Soliga, also spelled Sholaga is a tribe in India that inhabits the Biligirirangan and associated hill ranges in Southern Karnataka, mostly in Chamarajanagar District and Erode district of Tamil Nadu. Most of them are concentrated in and around the BR Hills in Yelandur and Kollegal Taluks of Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka. The Soliga are categorised as Scheduled Tribe. Their population is about 20,000.The traditional occupations of the Soliga tribe was shifting cultivation and collection of forest produce. and selling herbal medicines, apart from their traditional occupation.The ethno-medicine and health care practices among Soliga tribe is more both in rural and forest areas. In the recent trend the people still believe in ethno medicine, allopathic, homeopathic and other kind of treatment in both rural and urban cities.An attampt has been made to explore the Ethno medicine and health care practices among theSoliga tribe in Chamarajanagara and how it is useful for the sociaty and people.

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