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ISSN : 2456-1304 (Online)

Traditional Healing Practices of Jaundice in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Author : Jancy Mathew, Vinay M. Raole

Date of Publication :17th January 2024

Abstract: The study deals with the traditional healing practices for jaundice prevalent among tribal healers in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and surrounding areas. A semi-structured interview was conducted in the study area to collect information about the treatment of jaundice from the tribal healers and patients. The predominant practice involves the use of garlands made from Tinospora cordifolia (Thunb.) Miers. stems, renowned globally for its jaundice-treating properties. A total of 13 plant species belonging to 12 families were recorded for their therapeutic use against jaundice. The most preferred herbal formulation is in the form of juice, and in most cases, treatment involves oral administration of extracts for 2-3 times from a week to days until it disappears. The study documented various traditional remedies employed by traditional healers, detailing specific quantities, preparations, and dosages of medicinal plants used, including Oroxylum indicum (L.) Benth. ex Kurz, Pterocarpus marsupium Roxburgh, Radermachera xylocarpa (Roxb.) K.Schum., Boerhavia diffusa L. nom. cons., Phyllanthus niruri L., and Asparagus racemosus Willd.

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