ETHNOVETERINARY PRACTICES IN WESTERN MORANG, NEPALAbstract
The ethnomedicinal practices appear to be a part of traditional system of treatment for domestic cattle in remote areas of Nepal. The knowledge of local healers with the utilization of biological resources in various ailments is still survived and is communicated verbally to limited family members. As a result, this knowledge is at threatened stage. Now days, documentation of traditional knowledge is receiving much attention. The study carried out in seven village development committees of Morang district concerns with the traditional uses of crude drugs obtained form 37 plant species belonging to 24 families which are used for the treatment of 21 common ailments of domestic cattle. Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) method was applied to collect the data. The information on the correct botanical sources, family, local name, plant part used, method of preparation and method of application of different crude drugs were investigated in this study.
Bechan Raut* and Ajude Prasad Shrestha
Department of Pharmacy, Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences (MMIHS), Nakhkhu, Lalitpur, Nepal
07 September, 2011
18 October, 2011
22 December, 2011