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Archaeology & Anthropology: Open Access

Traditional Health Care and Traditional Medicine in India

  • Open or Close Ajeet Jaiswal*

    Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University, India

    *Corresponding author: Ajeet Jaiswal, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India

Submission: May 04, 2018; Published: July 12, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/AAOA.2018.02.000537

ISSN: 2577-1949
Volume2 Issue3

Abstract

“There is no plant in the world which is non -medicinal or which cannot be used as medicine be used as medicine”. India has 16 Agro climatic zones, 45000 different plant species out of which 15000 are medicinal plants, of which 500 species are mostly used in the preparation of drugs. The Indian Systems of Medicine, particularly Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy medicine largely use plant base ancient texts had documented medicinal uses of large number of plants. These plants are being used for preparation of medicines for centuries [1].

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