Knowledge Entrepreneurs
PROJECT 6- Ethnic Therapists and Folk Herbalists across Himachal Himalayas


People living in Himachal Himalayas have a close association with nature. They use both psycho-somatic treatment which depends on propitiating the gods/spirits and herbal and mineral based medicine. The vaidyas or the folk herbalists’ prescribing these medicines, use the vast treasure of indigenous knowledge which needs to be exhaustively studied, documented and revived for the economic regeneration of local people as also for the medical benefit of world at large. In the recent years, it was noticed that the system of traditional healing is declining. This project briefly highlights the role of traditional healers, who have deep knowledge of medicinal herbs and their therapeutic properties. 

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