Accepted paper:

Traditional and indigenous medicinal knowledge and practice among the Kondh tribes in A.P.

Authors:

Kodali Vijayanthimala (MGNIRSA)

Paper short abstract:

The main objective of the paper is to understand the traditional medicinal knowledge and practice among the Khond tribal community in A.P.

Paper long abstract:

Traditional medicine is popular throughout the world. In some Asian and African countries, 80 percent of the population depends on traditional medicine, including for primary healthcare. Traditional and indigenous medicinal knowledge and practice comprises knowledge systems that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine. Indigenous medicine is generally transmitted orally through a community, family and individuals. Within a given culture, elements of indigenous medicine knowledge are generally known by many, or may be gathered and applied by those in a specific role of healer. Traditional medical knowledge has social, cultural and scientific value and is important for many indigenous peoples and local communities. The study is conducted on Traditional and indigenous medicinal knowledge and practice among the Kondh tribes of visakhapatnam District of A.P, concludes that, a wide variety of traditional herbals are used by the people in this area. Even though some superstitions are prevalent behind the reason of health problem, the application of traditional and indigenous medicinal knowledge are very vast and quite effective to cure the diseases.

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