Metabolism Nutrition Quizlet

Drug discovery starts with the documentation of traditionally used plants to curing aliments associated with humans and animals. Indigenous medicines have attracted the interests of both private and public sections of society due to the adverse effects of modern medicine. India has a rich tradition of plantbased knowledge on health care. The knowledge of indigenous medicinal use of plants is getting depleted and are being lost because of no proper documentation and conservation planning. Protected regions in the form of forests and wetland ecosystems are recognized areas and managed through legal or other effective means to achieve the longterm nature conservation and cultural ethics. The inhabitants residing in farung regions are inaccessible to modern health care facilities and devoid of roads and modern transport facilities.Therefore, they had to depend mostly on local oras to meet their daily needs such as fuel, food, timber, fodder and to cure various types of ailments by direct or indirect usage of these plants.It is lying between the latitude of to N and longitude of to E, and the elevations vary from to mabove mean sea level.The subtropical vegetation covers include semievergreen and deciduous forests.The other regions has almost same type of climate throughout the year.Most of the local peoples are distributed throughout large parts of JK and across political boundaries.These groups of inhabitants practices primitive culture, having unique tradition and follows peculiar rituals.The main occupation is collection of forest resources and traditional farming.The people selected for interview were based on their knowledge, their interests and skills in identication of plants.The objective of present study was elaborated to the informants prior to study.The interviews were conducted face to face with selected informants like community aged person and youth.All participants signed their consent forms to show their willingness to participate in the study.Plant specimens of species recorded during the interviews were collected and identied.The less percentage of female informants is because of the social setup which does not allow ladies to move out of the houses and talk with the strangers.The informants generally collect plants from the nearby location or cultivate or purchase them from the local market.The leaves were the most used plant part followed by whole plant, root and fruits.Destructive harvesting kills the matured plant and could be a severe threat for survival of the often rare and slowly reproducing medicinal plants. Another threat for the local medicinal system is the high contribution of wild plants to the main pool of the medicinal plants.The herb juice is used as eye drop in conjunctivitis for curing eye inammation.The knowledge of medicinal plant increased signicantly with age of the people.But, this knowledge is depleting with the increase in educational level, and reason may be modernization.Realizing this fact, the present study was conducted with aim to prevent the loss of ethnomedicine knowledge in our study area.Knowledge transfer is becoming reduced or limited between parents and the younger generation.However, elders still utilize the native species as part of their dietary supplements.The documentation of these native fruits will revive the awareness of their utilization among the youth age category.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.