Accepted Paper:

Medicinal herbs, medicines and conservations: a case study of a tribe from east-central India  


Mita Sarkar (Das) (Visva-bharati)

Paper short abstract:

The Oraon from east-central India have their own indigenous ways of conserving herbal medicines and medicinal herbs.

Paper long abstract:

The Oraons are the inhabitants of the east central part of Indian sub continent.Like many other indigenous people they have a rich heritage of herbal medicines, which they prepare from various herbs collected from the local forest to cure different ailments.

To conserve these medicinal herbs, the Oraons follow different rules.Not only that this Kurukh speaking tribe has their own way to conserve medicines prepare from the medicinal plants.

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Anthropology and conservation: inter-relationship and future perspective