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Relevance of Ethnomedicines of Invertebrate origin used by Tribals at Indo-Nepal Border

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, MLK Post Graduate College, Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, Government Post Graduate College, Saidabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 10, Issue (1), Pages 36-39, February,10 (2021)


The article reports the conventional methods to cure the different human diseases by means of diverse invertebrate animals and their product by Tharu tribes of Indo-Nepal Border of Terai region of eastern Uttar Pradesh. They are using many medicine of animal origin. A list of nineteen invertebrates and their products, mode of application with nature of ailments are hereby presented. The information suggests that tribal traditions may have much to contribute to the therapeutic armamentarium.


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