International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2020, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Part C
Zoo-therapeutic practices among the deori tribes of Dhemaji district, Assam, India
Citumoni Gogoi and Mridusmita Bora
Indigenous zoo–therapeutic healing practice is an old practice passed on from one generation to Athe other by using the naturally available fauna in our environment. Rural tribal people of our Northeast India still seen relying on the traditional medicine prepared by our elders who are well expertise in handling the natural remedies from fauna. Dhemaji district of state Assam is inhabited by many tribes and among them Deori tribe contributes to the indigenous tribal population of the district. The present study focuses on this tribe and their traditional knowledge of using faunal species as medicine to heal different health problem. Due to dependence on modern medicinal treatment and anthropogenic activities, this tradition of using animal as remedy is not giving importance. Therefore it is an ardent need to research and conserve the ethno-zoological knowledge which was prevalent among the ancestors to treat different ailments. Therefore present study focuses on identifying the valuable medicinal properties of the animals.
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Citumoni Gogoi and Mridusmita Bora. Zoo-therapeutic practices among the deori tribes of Dhemaji district, Assam, India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2020;7(4):196-198.