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Healthcare choices and use of medicinal plants: An ethnobotanical study in kanda area of Bajhang district, Kailash Sacred Landscape, Nepal

  • K. Adhikari
  • Y. Uprety
  • D. Pyakurel
  • K. Thagunna
  • L. D. Bhatta
  • R. P. Chaudhary
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This study was conducted in the Kanda Area of Bajhang District, Kailash Sacred Landscape, Nepal. Inhabitants of the study areas have deep and extensive ethnobotanical knowledge on healthcare choices. They use plant resources on a wide scale to treat certain diseases, illnesses and ailments/conditions. Even though many resort to the local health post and to privately run pharmacies for allopathic medicines, the large majority use these in conjunction with household remedies made from local medicinal plants. Their uses are intertwined and interconnected. A small number resort to traditional healers, either alone or in conjunction with other medicinal practices. Shamanism is important part of traditional medicinal practices. Thus, important changes are taking place in perceptions and knowledge as well as the use of local plant resources. This study documented TK of remote villages in Far-Western Nepal.

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    A. M. Abbasi & R. W. Bussmann (Eds.), Ethnobiology of Mountain Communities in Asia (pp. 381-407).
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    Springer International Publishing
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