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Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine October - December 2012, Vol. 7 No. 4, Pages 53-62

Ethnoveterinary Plants of Uttarakhand State of India including those with Galactogogue Properties

Lalit Tiwari, Nitin Rai, Rajeev Kr. Sharma and P. C. Pande

Abstract

The Central Himalayas have the great diversity of plants and natural resources. Himalayan people have close relationship with nature for their basic needs like food, fuel, fodder, medicine, etc. Animal husbandry is the prime occupation of Himalayan society and the major source of their income. In health care system of their cattle, they use their own traditional medicine system, which is based on the ancient cultural traditions. Naturally nearby available resources like plants, minerals etc. are the primary source of medicine for the treatment of various diseases and disorders. Present paper deals with the 45 medicinal plants species used in ethnoveterinary medicines in the study area besides many of these practiced as galactogogue.

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