LOCAL HEALTH TRADITIONAL PRACTICES TO CONTROL INTESTINAL WORM: A CASE STUDY OF BAKSA DISTRICT (ASSAM)
Dr. Namita Nath*
The people of the district of Baksa are having rich traditional knowledge on local health practices. They use
different types of plants to prevent or to control various ailments. Here in this paper an attempt has been made to
collect data on the herbal recipes that they use very often to control or to get relief from various types of intestinal
worms. This is of course frequent in case of children. The local traditional knowledge groups use various plant
species and various plant parts to treat this disease. Though it seems that the problem is not so remarkable but in
extreme case it creates very severe condition. There is scope of analysis, detail chemical analysis, and
documentation of such practices is very much significant. Unfortunately these traditional knowledge systems are
gradually eroding due to people’s ignorance towards such knowledge or many other reasons. But every step should
be taken to conserve, develop these knowledge for which there is tremendous demand globally.
Keywords: Traditional, practice, intestinal worm, Baksa.
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