Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2014)
Ethnoveterinary studies in tribals of Kupwara, J & K, India
Author(s): Mudasir Yousuf Mir
Abstract: An ethno veterinary study was carried out in the tribalâ€™s of Kupwara (Budnamel, Keran, Karnah, and Jumgand) during 2013-2014. The study was aimed to document the traditional folk knowledge of local people about the use of the medicinal plants as ethno veterinary. Field survey was conducted during the different seasons of the year to collect data about the knowledge and practice of using wild plant species by local people as ethno veterinary. The data collected reveals that about 22 plant species belonging to 18 families and 23 genera are used as ethno veterinary. Plant parts are used to increase milk content and cure different diseases like liver infection, gaseous bloat, general weakness, diarrhea, cough, cold, and fever.