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Singh, Major, ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune, 410505 Maharashtra, India

  • Vol 20, No 2 (2021): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge - Agriculture

    Ethno-veterinary medicinal uses of garlic (allium sativum) by livestock rearer

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  • Vol 20, No 3 (2021): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge - Pharmacology/Ethnomedicine


    Validation of ethno-veterinary medicinal practices of onion (Allium cepa L.)

    Onion (Allium cepa) is an important medicinal herb apart from its culinary uses. It has wide array of uses in ethnoveterinary medicine since long time. The study was conducted to review, document and validate the ethno-veterinary practices in which onion is dominant constituent. The validation of the ethno-veterinary practices was done with 30 experts from the relevant scientific field. The responses of experts for validation were taken on three-point validity continuum. Among the 58 formulations 27.58 per cent were claimed to have the score above 120 and 55.17 per cent were scored between 100 to 120 out of 150, shows their wider applicability and validity in ethno-veterinary practice. The results showed that onions have a wide array of uses in ethno-veterinary practices, ranging from treating gastro-intestinal problems like tympany, indigestion, bloat to proven insecticidal antiparasitic, repellant and antiseptic actions with different dosage and formulations. Onion is effective on various diseases due to unique combination of different compounds including fructans, flavonoids and organosulfur compounds. Validated practices of onion in ethno-veterinary medicine may be useful particularly among poor or remote livestock rearer who can neither afford nor may access expensive or distant conventional healthcare options.

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  • Vol 22, No 3 (2023): Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge - Agriculture

    Assessment of indigenous technical knowledge on uses of Alliums in plant protection

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