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Folk Medicine of Himalaya

K.S. Gulia (Editor)
Synopsis The rural and tribal people living beyond the modern civilization had been dependent on herbs, and plants in forests from the time immemorial. Many of these plants are indeed very effective in curing diseases. Some practitioners of this primitive branch of medicine have become experts in the ethnopharmacology. Many herbs and plants used in curing various ailments during their practice of magico-sorcery create hallucinogenic effects on the subject and thus bring about the psychological relief. Plants like neem serve in various ailments. The tribal healers ranging from Manipur, Nagaland, Nepal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Tibet, etc., are the reservoir of the traditional herbal knowledge. This branch of folk medicine is a science of rural and tribal society. The book shows how the shamans combine their herbal wisdom with the magico-sorcery to create psychosomatic effects on their clients. It is a must read for the serious readers.
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About the author

K.S. Gulia

Brigadier (dr.) Kuldip Singh Gulia is a noted and active environmentalist.  A Ph.D. in Human Ecology of the Himalayan Ecosystems, he has applied himself into sustained research in various facets of Human Ecology.  His book Human Ecology of Sikkim and Geneses of Disasters, have been widely acclaimed in the intellectual circles for qualitative and analytical excellence.   His research papers on  human ecosystems of the Himalayas and of the Arid Zone of Indian Thar Desert make interesting studies.  The author commanded an infantry Brigade in Gujarat in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 26 January 2001, and was deeply involved in rehabilitating the suffering population in the affected areas.  He successfully commanded his Brigade in Munabas sector of Barmer (Rajasthan) during Operation Parakram.  Having retired from the Army, he is currently Director of the Pratap Group of Public Schools at Karnal.  He is currently working on the Human Ecosystems in the schooling fraternity.

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Bibliographic information

Title Folk Medicine of Himalaya
Author K.S. Gulia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.08.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Isha Books
Language: English
isbn 8182054257
length 362p., Tables; References; Index; 23cm.