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Tiwari L.,Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory | Pande P.C.,Kumaon University
Asian Agri-History | Year: 2010

The Himalayas have a great diversity of plants and other natural resources. Himalayan people have close relationship with nature for their basic needs such as food, fuel, fodder, and medicine. For health care, they use their own medicine system, which is based on the ancient cultural traditions. The Himalayan people believe that displeasure of local gods is the cause of diseases. They use "magico-religious" practices and natural therapies to treat diseases. The Himalayan Medicine System is interesting and is intimately connected with Ayurveda. This article discusses the relationship of Himalayan Medicine System and Ayurveda and also describes the concept of Himalayan therapies for incurable diseases. Source

Kumar G.,Crossing tech | Verma A.,Crossing tech | Joshi P.,Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory | Arya A.,Crossing tech
Medicinal Plants | Year: 2013

Biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles are being widely used in the field of medicine. This report focuses on extracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using leaf extracts of four commonly occurring weed. The synthesis of silver nanoparticles was detected by changing colour of plant leaf extracts from green to brown after treatment with AgNO3 and UV-Vis spectrophotometric analysis. These phyto-synthesized silver nanoparticles were tested for their antibacterial activity using agar well diffusion method. The test bacteria were E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus sp. Among all the test organisms Bacillus sp. followed by Staphylococcus aureus were found to be susceptible to all the silver nanoparticles with maximum inhibition by Sonchus asper whereas E. coli was least affected. The results suggest use of phytoextracts as an easy alternative for silver nanoparticles synthesis over the conventional methods. Source

Tiwari L.,Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory | Tiwari L.,Kumaon University | Pande P.C.,Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory | Pande P.C.,Kumaon University
Asian Agri-History | Year: 2011

Central Himalaya covers the state of Uttarakhand in North India. Livestock occupies a very important place in human life in Uttarakhand Himalaya and is an integral part of agriculturebased economy of the state. More than 70% of the rural population of Uttarakhand Himalaya depends upon animals for their economical needs. Majority of the families adopted cattle and buffalo livestock rearing pattern because these animals were thought to provide direct/ indirect income through sale of milk, domestic consumption of milk, and use of dung as farmyard manure. The present paper deals with the traditional animal husbandry practices of Uttarakhand Himalaya. Source

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