International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part G (2015)
Use of animal and animal derived products as medicines by the inhabitants of villages in Athani Taluka of Belagavi District (Karnataka)
The present study describes the traditional methods of treating various kinds of aliments using different animals and their products as medicines by the inhabitants of villages surrounding Athani (Mole, Kokatnur, Madihal, Ugar) which includes certain tribal people like Hande Kuruba, Jenu kuruba, Hutti-upade Kuruba, and rural people etc. The traditional knowledge is mostly based on domestic animals but some protected species like Peacock (Pavo cristatus), are also included. Our suggestion is such kind of neglected knowledge should be included in conservation and management of faunistic resources. The present study describes the traditional knowledge related to the use of different animals and animals derived products as medicines in and around different parts of Athani taluka of Karnataka by certain tribal people like Hande Kuruba, Jenu kuruba, & rural people etc. We would suggest that this kind of neglected traditional knowledge should be included into the strategies of conservation and management of faunistic resources. A lot of work has been done on medicinal plants, plant products and such knowledge when it comes to animal products thus there is an urgent need to make such study in field of Zootherapy and document it, so that it can be put to the welfare of human kind. Keeping this aspect in view we have undertaken this study. Further studies are required for experimental validation to confirm the presence of bioactive components in these traditional remedies and also to emphasize more sustainable use of these resources.
How to cite this article:
PS Holennavar. Use of animal and animal derived products as medicines by the inhabitants of villages in Athani Taluka of Belagavi District (Karnataka). International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 437-440.