Category Archives: Ethnobotany

“[The Jarawa’s] knowledge of indigenous plants, herbs, diseases, and creatures of the jungle is immense and needs no schooling. No one can really educate them further. It is we, who need to be educated because soon all this knowledge will evaporate, with the immanent danger of the extinction of the tribe.” – Anvita Abbi (Professor of Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University) on Survival International
https://www.notprimitive.in
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=22274

“[Let us] use and share resources in a more sustainable and equitable manner” – Distinguished scientist M S Swaminathan in a video message on “Biodiversity”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaugUomFXIQ&feature=emb_logo
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=11066

“Irulas are specialists in traditional herbal medicine and healing practices. Irula vaidyars, mostly women, practice traditional healing systems, which use over 320 medicinal herbs. They treat several new-age diseases with a high success rate. People around the world realize that traditional healing practices must have a place in modern medicine. The Irula Tribal Women’s Welfare Society (ITWWS), established in 1986, focuses on this traditional science. A centre with training facilities and a medicinal garden has been established.” – “Irula’s tribal secrets unraveled”, Times of India (29 March 2005)
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Irulas-tribal-secrets-unraveled/articleshow/1064853.cms
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=23336

“The plant diversity of western Madhya Pradesh is reducing at the fast rate due to anthropogenic disturbances and environmental degradation. [B]etter management and protection are important for the conservation of plant diversity in the region and also for the benefit of indigenous tribes of the state.” – Inventory of ethnobotanicals and other systematic procedures for regional conservation of medicinal and sacred plants (Article, 2015)
http://www.worldcat.org/title/inventory-of-ethnobotanicals-and-other-systematic-procedures-for-regional-conservation-of-medicinal-and-sacred-plants/oclc/5790792440&referer=brief_results
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=19510

Tips | Find publishing details for Shodhganga search results

Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian theses – https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in About Shodhganga A reservoir of Indian ThesesThe Shodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository … Continue reading

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Sharing valuable rice varieties with farmers: Biodiversity for the sake of “vital nutrients and the ability to withstand flood, drought, salinity or pest infestations” – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha Maharashtra & West Bengal

IN BRIEF India originally possessed some 110,000 landraces of rice with diverse and valuable properties. These include enrichment in vital nutrients and the ability to withstand flood, drought, salinity or pest infestations. The Green Revolution covered fields with a few … Continue reading

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Ethnomedicinal plants to cure skin diseases, poison bites, wounds and rheumatism: Traditional knowledge of Kani tribals in the Tirunelveli hills (Kanyakumari) – Tamil Nadu

J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Nov 14;102 (2):246-55 16054791  Rec:1 Cit:8 Traditional knowledge of Kani tribals in Kouthalai of Tirunelveli hills, Tamil Nadu, India.[My paper] M Ayyanar, S Ignacimuthu Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai 600034, India. An ethnobotanical survey was carried out … Continue reading

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Tip | Learn more about bees and honey: “What if bees did not exist?”

The role of bees in any economy is well understood, and the disappearance of indigenous bee populations is alarming to scientists all over the world: Bees are some of nature’s most fascinating creatures, they are also incredibly important. Their intimate … Continue reading

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Old seeds festival “a pleasing sight and important”: Traditional farming methods not forgotten – Andhra Pradesh

Amazing variety of seeds protected by tribal people of Agency | Read the full article >> For people living in the plains variety is a few types of vegetables, paddy and millets and one believes that chemical fertilizers and pesticides … Continue reading

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