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Traditional Healthcare Practices among the Villages of Khirshu, Pauri, Uttarakhand, India
R.K. Joshi

The indigenous knowledge of Vaidyas (the traditional healers) on traditional medicine was carried out among the people of Khirshu, Pauri, Uttarakhand. The results documented 117 plants to assess their therapeutic used for curing 21 diseases in the villages of the block. Leavers, root, fruits, stems and some time whole plant are reported to be used for treatment of various ailments. The knowledge of various medicinal plants being used in confined to vaidyas, it is of utmost importance to document this knowledge for future generation, otherwise it will be lost forever with the death of local healers

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