International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2021)

Medicinal use of amphibians and reptiles by tribal communities in India: A Review


Dharmendra Singh, Sadguru Prakash

In India from ancestral time animals are used as medicine to cure different human aliments by ethnic communities. However, the present generation attitude toward traditional medicine as being unscientific and acculturation are the main causes of decline of such practices in tribal societies. The present review article describes the traditional knowledge of zootherapy, especially the use of amphibians and reptiles as medicine to cure different human diseases by tribal communities of India. India possesses a total of 427 tribal communities which depends on natural resources for their survival. The present medico-ethnozoological work has been studied from different published research paper of various authors on ethnozoology/ zootherapeutic studies in India that provide an idea that many types of diseases are cured by the use of various amphibians and reptiles.
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Dharmendra Singh, Sadguru Prakash. Medicinal use of amphibians and reptiles by tribal communities in India: A Review. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 8, Issue 6, 2021, Pages 61-66
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