Ethno-Veterinary and Fodder Plants of Awah-Devi Region of Hamirpur District, Himachal Pradesh

Author(s): Gulshan Kumar and Hem Chander

The present study was conducted in Awah-Devi region of district Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh) to accumulate traditional knowledge regarding diversity and availability of fodder and ethno-veterinarian plant re-sources for livestock. Survey questionnaire, participatory observations and field visits were conducted to illicit information. Information on locality, mode of use and seasonal availability was recorded by interviewing the people of studied villages. Fifty four species of fodder plants including trees, shrubs and herbs have been recorded during the present investigation. Out of these, eleven fodder plant species (Acacia fistula, Brassica nigra, Brasssica compestris, Butea monosperma, Carissa opaca, Cissamplos pareira, Cynodon dactylon, Eclipta prostrata, Ficus pal-mate, Grewia optivaand Ziziphus mauritiana)are also used traditionally for treatment of various livestock ailments.<


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