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Author(s): Praveen Kumar Soni, Aniksha Varoda, Mitashree Mitra

Email(s): praveenryp@gmail.com , aniksha1998@gmail.com , mitashree.mitra@gmail.com

Address: School of Regional Studies and Research. Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur 492 010, India
Centre for Women's Studies, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492 010, India
School of Studies in Anthropology, Pt. Ravishankar s Shukla University, Raipur - 492 010, India.

Published In:   Volume - 29,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2016

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This study presents the findings of an investigation on traditional remedies of various diseases among Halba tribe of Chhattisgarh, India. The main aim of the study was to understand the dependency of Halba tribe on herbal plant resources for their health care practices. Primary data were collected through Anthropological tools and techniques like non-participant observation, in depth interview, interview-cum-schedule, case study technique. 38 medicinal plants were identified with relevant information and documented with regard to their botanical name, family, local name, plant parts used and utilization for treatment of 35 type's diseases. The Halba tribe use many medicinal plant species for the treatment of common skin ailments, wounds, eczema as well as gastro-intestinal problems sach as diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, jaundice, cardio vascular disease, paralysis, cold and cough, asthma, tuberculosis, malaria, arthritis and also snake bite, scorpion bite, dog bite, fracture of bone, etc.

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